On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Dana Point submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $8 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Dana Point region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,160 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class C.