The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Modesto submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $20 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 29 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 66% of the listings in the Modesto are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,070 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1974 and are Class B.