On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Hawthorne submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $26 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Hawthorne region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been made available, which means new listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,050 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.