Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Hawthorne submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decrease 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, 5 listings have been posted online, which means leases 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 457,030 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.