Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downtown Santa Barbara submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 11% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 48 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 8% of the available space in the Downtown Santa Barbara 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,360 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area 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 residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.