Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Costa Mesa region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Costa Mesa submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 38 listings have been posted online, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,500 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Costa Mesa folk. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.