The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The South Pasadena submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the South Pasadena submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 167% of the office spaces in the South Pasadena are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,700 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1950 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of South Pasadena work from home. Commuting close to 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.