Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The East Los Angeles submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $25 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the East Los Angeles region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 400% of the listings in the East Los Angeles 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,320 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1951 and are Class B.