The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Goleta submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 45 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available space in the Goleta are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,430 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1989 and are Class A.