On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Bakersfield submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 78 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available leases in the Bakersfield are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,200 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1986 and are Class B.