The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Hawthorne submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Hawthorne submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have been made available, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,050 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.