The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Rancho Palos Verdes submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $11 per sqft per year. That's a 41% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Rancho Palos Verdes submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,420 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1985 and are Class C.