On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The South Pasadena region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $39 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the South Pasadena region has more expensive 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 posted online, which means listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 233% of the office spaces in the South Pasadena are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,700 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market 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 market. Most of the occupants of South Pasadena work from home. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.