Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Laguna Beach submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $29 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Laguna Beach region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been posted online, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,220 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1976 and are Class B.