The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Thousand Oaks region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 5% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Thousand Oaks region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 42 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 14% of the listings in the Thousand Oaks 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 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class A.