Most listings are in the $80's per square foot per year. The Downtown Santa Barbara region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $51 per sqft per year. That's a 160% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 48 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 44% of the available leases in the Downtown Santa Barbara 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 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 280 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1968 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Santa Barbara folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.