The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Palmdale region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $10 per sqft per year. That's a 54% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Palmdale region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been made available, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 300% of the office spaces in the Palmdale 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 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 1,430 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 2003 and are Class A.