The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Salinas region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 117% of the available leases 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,170 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1976 and are Class A.