On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Goleta submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $16 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 45 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 47% of the available leases in the Goleta 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 370 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1987 and are Class A.