On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The North Highlands region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 12% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Sacramento market, the North Highlands submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,960 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1988 and are Class C.