The typical asking rate per listing is 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 rose $32 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 48 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 65% of the office spaces 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1974 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.