On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The South Pasadena region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $39 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the South Pasadena region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 200% of the office spaces in the South Pasadena are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, 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 buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1950 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 market. Most of the folk of South Pasadena work from home. Commuting close to 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.