On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Rancho Santa Margarita region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $19 per sqft per year. That's a 89% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Rancho Santa Margarita region has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have come on the market, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,740 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2002 and are Class A.