Most listings are in the $60's per square foot per year. The Manhattan Beach region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 8% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Manhattan Beach submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been made available, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 85% of the listings in the Manhattan Beach are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,610 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1985 and are Class B.