The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Watsonville region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,300 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1992 and are Class A.