On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Van Nuys region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $6 per sqft per year. That's a 21% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Van Nuys submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 39 listings have been made available, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,800 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1981 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Van Nuys occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.