On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Dana Point submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $8 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Dana Point region has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the office spaces in the Dana Point are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,620 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class C.