Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Goleta submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $26 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 200% of the available leases in the Downtown Goleta are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,720 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 2000 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the occupants of Downtown Goleta work from home. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.