Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Downtown Santa Ana submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 6% of the office spaces in the Downtown Santa Ana are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,610 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1949 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Santa Ana residents. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.