On average, listings lease in the $80's per square foot per year. The Malibu region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $8 per sqft per year. That's a 10% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Malibu region has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have been posted online, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 39% of the listings in the Malibu 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,820 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.