The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Rancho Santa Margarita region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $17 per sqft per year. That's a 76% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Rancho Santa Margarita region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have come on the market, which means listings might be 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 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 1,400 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2002 and are Class A.