On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Auburn submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Sacramento market, the Auburn region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,910 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class C.