The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Huntington Beach submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Huntington Beach submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 33 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably going fast. 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 1,420 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class B.