The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Whittier submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Whittier submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 60 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available leases in the Whittier are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 1,480 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1974 and are Class C.
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 area. 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.