The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Downtown Ventura submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 8% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Downtown Ventura region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 20% of the office spaces in the Downtown Ventura 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.
Even though the median size is 4,680 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1936 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of Downtown Ventura work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.