The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Huntington Beach submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $7 per sqft per year. That's a 28% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Huntington Beach submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 58 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the Huntington Beach are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,970 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class B.