On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Whittier region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $11 per sqft per year. That's a 61% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Whittier region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 100% of the available space in the Whittier are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,570 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1970 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Real estate is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Whittier residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.