On average, listings lease in the $50's per square foot per year. The Dana Point submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $24 per sqft per year. That's a 75% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Dana Point region has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 760 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class C.