The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The East Los Angeles region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the East Los Angeles region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 200% of the available leases 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 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 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1949 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst East Los Angeles folk. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.