The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The San Clemente submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $8 per sqft per year. That's a 25% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the San Clemente region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have been posted online, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 17% of the office spaces in the San Clemente 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 1,830 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2000 and are Class A.