Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Santa Maria submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 43 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. 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 1,500 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1994 and are Class A.