The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Santa Ana submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 9% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Santa Ana region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 189 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the office spaces in the Santa Ana are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,830 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class B.