The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The West City submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $4 per sqft per year. That's a 25% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the West City submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 720 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst West City residents. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.