The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Salinas region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 19% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 20% of the listings in the Salinas are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,020 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class B.