Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the South Pasadena submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 267% of the available space in the South Pasadena are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 490 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1950 and are Class B.