Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Santa Maria region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 42 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the available space in the Santa Maria are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,010 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1994 and are Class A.