The typical asking rate per listing is in the $50's per square foot per year. The Laguna Beach region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $26 per sqft per year. That's a 90% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Laguna Beach region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 300% of the office spaces in the Laguna Beach are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,920 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1969 and are Class B.