Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Santa Maria region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $24 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 43 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 51% of the available leases in the Santa Maria 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,510 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1992 and are Class A.