The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Aliso Viejo region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $8 per sqft per year. That's a 27% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Aliso Viejo submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 20% of the available space in the Aliso Viejo 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 2,300 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1999 and are Class B.