On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Dana Point region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $8 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Dana Point region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities 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 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 1,160 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class C.