On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Laguna Beach region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $16 per sqft per year. That's a 54% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Laguna Beach submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 560 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1976 and are Class B.