On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Aliso Viejo submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $22 per sqft per year. That's a 90% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Aliso Viejo region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,960 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 2000 and are Class B.