The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The South Pasadena region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $13 per sqft per year. That's a 38% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the South Pasadena submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 500 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1950 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. Most of the occupants of South Pasadena work from home. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.