On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Lakewood submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $31 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Lakewood region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been made available, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 29% of the listings in the Lakewood 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 740 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class B.