The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Lakewood region is going through a a rise 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 Lakewood submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 29% of the available space in the Lakewood 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 740 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class B.