The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Compton submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $20 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Compton region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 120% of the office spaces in the Compton are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,870 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1972 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the occupants of Compton work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.