The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Los Alamitos region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $29 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Los Alamitos region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 30% of the listings in the Los Alamitos are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 660 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1973 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Los Alamitos residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.