The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Whittier submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $4 per sqft per year. That's a 14% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Whittier region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 40% of the listings in the Whittier 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 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 900 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1974 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Real estate is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Whittier residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.