The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Modesto region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $11 per sqft per year. That's a 38% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 120 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available space in the Modesto 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 1,200 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class B.