The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Los Alamitos region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Los Alamitos submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 10% of the available leases in the Los Alamitos are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 660 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1973 and are Class A.