On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lakewood region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Lakewood submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,930 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1987 and are Class B.