The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Santa Cruz region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $9 per sqft per year. That's a 29% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 29 listings have been listed, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,890 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1977 and are Class B.