The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Santa Ana submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Santa Ana region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 128 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the listings in the Santa Ana are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,620 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1982 and are Class B.