The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Monterey region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 34 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,700 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class A.