On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Huntington Beach region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Huntington Beach submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 57 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings 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 1,580 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class B.