On average, listings lease in the $50's per square foot per year. The Manhattan Beach region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $5 per sqft per year. That's a 9% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Manhattan Beach submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been listed, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,340 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 6 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class B.