Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Rancho Santa Margarita submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $21 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Rancho Santa Margarita submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been posted online, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 189% of the available space in the Rancho Santa Margarita are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,110 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 2000 and are Class A.