The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Signal Hill region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $9 per sqft per year. That's a 30% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Signal Hill submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been listed, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,340 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class B.