Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Hawthorne region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Hawthorne submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 200% of the available space in the Hawthorne are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 457,030 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.