On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Old Pasadena submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 5% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Old Pasadena submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 15% of the available space in the Old Pasadena 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,720 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1923 and are Class C.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Old Pasadena residents. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.