Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Costa Mesa submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $8 per sqft per year. That's a 16% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Costa Mesa region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 47 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 81% of the available space in the Costa Mesa are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,100 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 and are Class A.