On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Dana Point region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $10 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Dana Point region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,930 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1984 and are Class C.