On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The East Los Angeles submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $25 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the East Los Angeles submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 400% of the office spaces in the East Los Angeles are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,320 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1951 and are Class B.