On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Dana Point submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $40 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Dana Point region has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 100% of the available space in the Dana Point 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 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 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class C.