A guide to office space in Los Angeles

The second-largest city in the United States, Los Angeles is widely known as the cultural centre of the American entertainment industry and the home of Hollywood.

A global city, L.A. is much more than the home of movie making and television production; its economic strength comes from being a major global power in a number of industries including science, education, sports, technology, research and medicine.

The location

Benefiting from a Mediterranean climate that has often been described as one of the best in the world and home to 75 miles of coastline, Los Angeles County is a most desirable location to work and play.

The city itself is divided into more than 80 districts and neighbourhoods and covers an area of over 500 square miles.

Neighbouring areas - price comparisons, per person per month

The prices given below are the minimum to maximum average cost for serviced offices, per person per month, derived from our Sales Team's knowledge.
Area Indicative price range
Downtown L.A. $400 – 800
Hollywood / Beverly Hills $500 – 1,000
Santa Monica $700 – 1,200
LAX $600 – 1,000 
Long Beach   $700 – 1,100

Looking for an office in Los Angeles

Demand for office space in L.A. is currently very high with overall office space vacancy lower than it has been for a number of years. 

With low vacancy largely driven by new technology companies and supplemented by plenty of requirements from entertainment, media, financial and law businesses, prices are expected to continue to rise over the coming months and years.


Prices for serviced office space in L.A. range from around $600 to $1,200 per person, per month.

Depending on location and requirements prices will vary, so it’s always worth getting in touch with us so we can explain more. 

When looking at serviced office space keep in mind that these costs usually cover a variety of amenities and as such can offer great value for money.

Office sizes

Office providers in Los Angeles supply a wide range of solutions and sizes of space ranging from single workstations and coworking spaces up to entire suites that easily house much larger requirements.

We currently have almost 100 different Los Angeles locations available on Instant Offices so you can be sure that we are able to accommodate most inquiries, from one person through to 100 or more depending on the specifics. 

Five things you probably didn’t know about Los Angeles:
  • People from over 140 countries, speaking 224 languages call Los Angeles home
  • Thomas Edison held so many film patents in New Jersey that filmmakers moved across the country to L.A. due to fears of infringement and began the city’s link with film history
  • Beverly Hills was originally a ranch for growing green lima beans before it became the shopping haven for the rich and famous that it is today
  • Home to one of the busiest ports and one of the busiest airports in the world
  • The city was originally known as “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles sobre el Rio Porciuncula” meaning “The town of our lady queen of the angels on the Porciuncula River."

Why choose Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has always been a creative and innovative city. 

It benefits from an extremely diversified economy that continues to recover from the financial collapse in 2007 that hit the city hard. 

The city is an attractive option for businesses across many industries from manufacturing to entertainment and healthcare to clean technology. 

It is also a most attractive city for employees; the weather is great, and it is a leading city for a number of sports.

Along with its role as a home for music, film and T.V. production, L.A. is a world leading arts and culture hub, that houses more museums per capita than any other city in the world.  

A closer look at Los Angeles

The following areas are the most popular in which to rent office space in Los Angeles:

Downtown LA

  • Outside of Washington, D.C. downtown is the largest government centre in the United States
  • The area is home to over half a million jobs
  • Financial District (south of the Bunker Hill District) is situated here and home to a number of office skyscrapers
  • As well as the start-ups of Silicon Beach, an area in the Westside region of the city, downtown plays an important role in the tech economy – in 2015 there were almost 80 tech-orientated firms in downtown
  • Creative industries attracted by the Arts District, on the eastern side of downtown, and the formerly abandoned industrial buildings found in the area
Hollywood / Beverly Hills
  • Home to the most recognizable area for film production in the world and regarded as the home of the entertainment industry
  • After a number of years of decline in the 1980s the area is now home to popular broadcasters such as MTV, Comedy Central and Spike TV
  • Beverly Hills is home to the rich and famous and also includes the upmarket Rodeo Drive shopping district
Santa Monica
  • A beachfront city in western L.A. situated on Santa Monica Bay
  • Headquarters of a number of notable companies located here including the RAND Corporation, Lionsgate Films and Universal Music Group
  • Part of the area called Silicon Beach, the home of several hundred start-up companies
Long Beach
  • Located around 22 miles south of Downtown L.A.
  • Long Beach container port is the second largest in the United States and directly connected to the largest, the Port of Los Angeles
  • Large oil industry in the area, both underground and offshore

Want to find out more?

If you’re looking to move into the area, or simply require more information, contact Instant Offices' specialist local consultants.

Email our team or call us and we'll be delighted to help you.

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