On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Santa Cruz submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $37 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 89% of the office spaces in the Santa Cruz 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 1,580 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1967 and are Class A.