On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lakewood submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Lakewood region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been made available, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 2,420 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1987 and are Class B.