Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Santa Cruz submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $16 per sqft per year. That's a 76% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been made available, which means new listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 100% of the office spaces in the Santa Cruz are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,210 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1967 and are Class A.