The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The San Clemente region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $8 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the San Clemente submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have been listed, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 6% of the listings in the San Clemente 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 3,560 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 2000 and are Class A.