The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The East LA submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 15% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 22 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 5% of the available leases in the East LA are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,270 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1955 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Information is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the folk of East LA work from home. Commuting close to 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.