The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Merced submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been listed, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 14,950 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1940 and are Class A.