On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Salinas submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 43% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the listings in the Salinas 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 posted, 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 approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class B.