On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Garfield submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $35 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Garfield submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been made available, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 67% of the available space in the Garfield are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the residents of Garfield work from home. Commuting approximately an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.