On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Santa Maria region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 43 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 28% of the listings in the Santa Maria are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 2,350 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1992 and are Class A.