On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Northwest Santa Ana submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Northwest Santa Ana region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 67% of the available leases in the Northwest Santa Ana are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 960 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1964 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Northwest Santa Ana residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.