On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Palmdale region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $16 per sqft per year. That's a 116% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Palmdale submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,270 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2003 and are Class A.