Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Laguna Beach region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $9 per sqft per year. That's a 16% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Laguna Beach region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means spaces 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 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 1,930 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1976 and are Class A.