On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Palmdale submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $0 per sqft per year. That's a 0% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Palmdale submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 21 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,030 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1998 and are Class A.