Most listings are in the $70's per square foot per year. The Malibu submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $24 per sqft per year. That's a 43% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Malibu submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 28% of the listings in the Malibu are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 2,160 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.