Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Manhattan Beach submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 9% of the office spaces in the Manhattan Beach are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,990 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 6 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class B.