Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Hermosa Beach region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,660 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1982 and are Class A.