On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Lakewood submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 5% increase in rent.
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 undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been made available, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 posted, 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 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1987 and are Class B.