The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Huntington Beach submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Huntington Beach region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 44 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. 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 1,010 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.