Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Merced submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $19 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been made available, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 14,950 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1960 and are Class A.