Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the South Pasadena submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 33% of the office spaces in the South Pasadena 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 340 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1950 and are Class B.