Compared to the rest of the Greater Sacramento market, the Davis submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 86% of the listings in the Davis are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,780 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2000 and are Class B.