Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Laguna Beach region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $9 per sqft per year. That's a 16% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Laguna Beach submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,930 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1976 and are Class A.