Most listings are in the $60's per square foot per year. The Manhattan Beach region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Manhattan Beach region has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been listed, which means listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 85% of the office spaces in the Manhattan Beach are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,610 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class B.