Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downtown El Monte submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Downtown El Monte region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means spaces 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,210 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the folk of Downtown El Monte work from home. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.