On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Salinas submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $12 per sqft per year. That's a 71% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 33% of the available space in the Salinas 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,290 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class A.