On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Santa Fe Springs region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $10 per sqft per year. That's a 33% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Santa Fe Springs region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 11 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 9% of the available space in the Santa Fe Springs are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,420 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1978 and are Class A.