The typical asking rate per listing is in the $0's per square foot per year. The Merced region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $19 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 200% of the available space in the Merced are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class A.