On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Los Alamitos submarket is going through a decrease 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 depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 10% of the listings in the Los Alamitos are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 660 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1973 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Los Alamitos folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.