The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Los Alamitos submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Los Alamitos region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have come on the market, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 10% of the office spaces in the Los Alamitos are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 660 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1973 and are Class A.