On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downtown El Monte region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Downtown El Monte region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 5,210 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1981 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the occupants of Downtown El Monte work from home. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.