On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Lake Forest region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $31 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Lake Forest region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 73% of the available leases in the Lake Forest are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,200 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market 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. Education is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the folk of Lake Forest work from home. Commuting around 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.