Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Huntington Beach submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Huntington Beach submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 46 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. 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 1,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.