Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Hawthorne region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been posted online, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 40% of the available leases in the Hawthorne 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.
Even though the median size is 457,030 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.