On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Kern City submarket is going through a an increase 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, 2 listings have been posted online, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 200% of the available leases in the Kern City are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,130 sqft. Most buildings in this market were built in 1981 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Kern City folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.