The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The San Clemente submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the San Clemente region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have come on the market, which means leases might be leasing quickly. 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 1,800 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2000 and are Class A.