Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Downtown Manhattan Beach region has higher 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 listings most likley are 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,600 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Manhattan Beach folk. Commuting close to an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.