The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Huntington Beach region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Huntington Beach region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 262 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 10% of the available leases in the Huntington Beach are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,470 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1981 and are Class B.