On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Bakersfield submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $26 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 78 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 67% of the available space in the Bakersfield 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 2,150 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class B.