Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downey region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $31 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Downey submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means new listings 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 780 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1968 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. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downey occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.