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Industrial Warehouse for Lease - Space Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA  
Sep 13
14,240
sqft
Industrial Office
8680 Miralani Dr - Space Miramar, San Diego, CA  
Sep 01
1,030
sqft
Industrial Office
Downtown Secured Yard/Warehouse - Space Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA  
Aug 31
8,870
sqft
Industrial Office
Freestanding Industrial Building For Lease - Space Miramar, San Diego, CA  
Aug 12
16,080
sqft
Industrial Office
Industrial Warehouse for Lease - Space Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA  
Aug 11
14,240
sqft
Industrial Office
Multi-Tenant Warehouse and Office Unit - Space Stockton, San Diego, CA  
Jul 28
3,100
sqft
Industrial Office
720 Gateway Center Dr - Space Mt Hope, San Diego, CA  
Jul 19
4,000
sqft
Industrial Office
Industrial/Flex Space with Yard - Space Miramar, San Diego, CA  
Jul 19
7,740
sqft
Industrial Office
9635 Heinrich Hertz Dr - Space Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA  
Jul 19
5,890
sqft
Industrial Office
Sail Otay Business Park - Space Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA  
Jul 19
1,680
sqft
Industrial Office
1855 Dornoch Ct - Unit 100 Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA divisible
Jul 13
155,490
sqft
Industrial
4848 Ronson Ct - Unit C Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA one grade level doors
Jun 28
1,470
sqft
Industrial Mixed Use
Empire Centre - Space Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA  
Jun 17
6,380
sqft
Industrial Office
8940 Activity Rd - Unit 8910 J San Diego, CA one grade level door
Jun 13
1,650
sqft
Industrial Mixed Use
1658-1666 Precision Park Lane - Space San Ysidro, San Diego, CA  
Jun 09
15,000
sqft
Industrial Office
Warehouse Suite for Lease - Space Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA  
Jun 09
1,320
sqft
Industrial Office
Miramar Road & Camino Ruiz - Space Miramar, San Diego, CA  
May 16
5,560
sqft
Industrial Office
Miramar Industrial - Space Miramar, San Diego, CA  
May 15
900
sqft
Industrial Office
5466 Complex St - Space Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA  
May 06
2,630
sqft
Sublease Industrial Office
205 16th St - Space San Diego, CA  
Apr 27
12,360
sqft
Industrial
For Sublease Industrial - Space Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA  
Apr 27
6,710
sqft
Industrial Office
15916 Bernardo Center Dr - Space Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA  
Apr 18
2,080
sqft
Industrial Office
9043 Siempre Viva Road - Space Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA  
Apr 10
257,970
sqft
Industrial Office
6450 Lusk Blvd - Unit E108 San Diego, CA one warehouse
Apr 08
1,580
sqft
Industrial Office
6650 Lusk Blvd - Unit B205 San Diego, CA private offices
Apr 08
1,930
sqft
Industrial Office
4674-4676 Cardin St - Space Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA  
Apr 07
36,000
sqft
Office Retail Industrial
11031 Via Frontera - Space San Diego, CA  
Apr 06
2,910
sqft
Industrial
7720 Kenamar Ct - Space Miramar, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
60,430
sqft
Industrial Office
2163 Hancock St - Space Mission Hills, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
11,250
sqft
Industrial
8725 Production Ave - Space Miramar, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
18,590
sqft
Industrial Office
10250 Camino Santa Fe - Space Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
20,000
sqft
Industrial Office
8050 Ronson Rd - Space Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
12,680
sqft
Office Retail Industrial
11315 Rancho Bernardo Rd - Space Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
4,000
sqft
Industrial Office
6370 Nancy Ridge Dr - Space Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
9,910
sqft
Sublease Industrial Office
Freestanding Sublease - Space Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
18,730
sqft
Sublease Industrial Office
7575 Carroll Rd - Space Miramar, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
17,950
sqft
Industrial Office
8580 Production Ave - Space Miramar, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
2,670
sqft
Industrial
10250 Camino Santa Fe - Space Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA  
Apr 05
20,000
sqft
Industrial

San Diego

Market Report

Number of Listings
Posted in the last 90 days
9
Median Rate ($/sqft/yr)
$35
Median Size (sqft)
2,780

San Diego Office & Commercial Space

San Diego has a growing business community, with plentiful office space for rent within the 324.3-square mile city boundaries. Major industries in San Diego include life sciences, information and communications technologies, the military and support services, and tourism. As San Diego “has become the human genome research capital in America,” according to former President Bill Clinton (CNBC’s “Closing Bell” program, June 5, 2012), firms in research and biotech increasingly come to the city seeking commercial space for rent. With tech employment in San Diego increasing by 15.7%, and STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) industries growing 6.5% between 2010 and 2012 the city has a growing technology base. New technology, software, and information firms are joining QUALCOMM, Teradata, ESET North America, and others companies that have chosen to lease in San Diego. Rental space is available for defense contractors and other military support services, as San Diego is both a Navy and a Marine town.

San Diego Economic Overview

The year 2013 showed strong growth for San Diego across most industries, with 23.200 jobs added (1.8% growth in employment) between December 2012 and December 2013. Jobs are expected to increase through 2014 as well, with leasing activity remaining strong, vacancy rates decreasing, and lease rates increasing. Life sciences and biotech have a long tradition of locating in San Diego, which has more than 600 life science companies and over 80 research institutes. Software also has a tremendous impact on the local economy, with an estimated economic impact of $9.8 billion annually. Maritime industries (including defense contractors and other military support, as well as maritime science) contribute over $14 billion in revenue to the San Diego economy. Finally, with its pristine beaches and other tourist attractions, tourism rakes in economy-boosting revenue from the more than 30 million visitors that come to San Diego annually.

San Diego at a Glance

Just 20 miles from the Mexican border, San Diego has an international flavor, showcasing a blend of Mexican and American culture; it is also home to many other cultures and nationalities. Rolling hills and popular beaches define the city’s terrain, and create a perfect setting for the place that has been called the “sports and fitness capital of the world.” Balboa Park is San Diego’s urban oasis, with 1,200 acres of gardens, fifteen museums, several performing arts centers, restaurants, and the World-Famous San Diego Zoo. Other sites of interest include the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and LEGOLAND, historic districts like Old Town and Presidio Park, the city’s restored Victorian downtown Gaslamp Quarter, and three historic ships that are permanently moored on the San Diego Bay. A trolley system links residents to tourist locations, sports venues, the downtown area, and the Mexican border. San Diego is also known for fitness and exercise, and has plenty of opportunities for keeping fit via numerous water sports, perfect weather for outdoor exercise, and many fitness centers.

San Diego History

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the Portuguese explorer and European discoverer of California, brought his ship into San Diego Bay in 1542 and claimed the area for Spain. The first European settlers were Franciscan fathers who built a settlement adjacent to the original settlers, a Kumeyaay Native American community. San Diego briefly became the capital of Mexican California after Mexico gained independence from Spain, but was shortly thereafter annexed to the United States at the end of the Mexican War in 1846. The population of the little town fluctuated with gold strikes, rail lines, and the Panama-California Exposition of 1915, but it wasn’t until the bombing of Pearl Harbor that San Diego got a chance to flourish. The United States military found San Diego to be the perfect location for a Navy base, and an influx of defense support industries led to tremendous growth. Today, the city considers its Marine and Navy roots to be a major part of its identity, as it is home to the largest concentration of military in the world.

San Diego Population

San Diego has 1,338,348 residents. The county’s population is 3,211,252 as of 2013, but unlike many metropolitan areas, San Diego has managed to preserve the identity of its small communities, whether through urban planning or due to geographical boundaries created by canyons and mesas. The border between San Diego and Tijuana is the busiest in the world, and creates partnership and collaboration between cultures. The ethnic makeup of the city reflects this close connection to the portal of the Hispanic world, with City-Data.com reporting 42.6% of the population as White alone, 30.5% Hispanic, 16.9% Asian, 6.2% Black alone, and other races/ethnicities making up the remaining 3.8%. With a per capita income of $31,950, the city barely edges out the national household income of $27,319 (both 2012 numbers).

Trends of San Diego

Asking rents are increasing in San Diego and vacancies are decreasing. This trend is attracting the attention of venture capital firms, and San Diego was recently ranked in the top five metro areas for high-tech office investors by CBRE Brokerage (“San Diego Number 5 for Office Investors,” San Diego Union-Tribune, August 20, 2014). The city continues to attract firms from this industry seeking lower rents than in San Francisco and New York, which are looking to lease in an expanding market. In 2013, eleven biotech firms filed for IPOs, an indication of strength in the life sciences market as well.

Where to Lease in San Diego

Conforming to San Diego’s culture of small communities within city limits, there are numerous locations in which to find commercial leases. Downtown San Diego is the center of high-rise commercial real estate. Mira Mesa/Sorrento Valley is a hot spot for biotech and information tech/software. Other strong markets include La Jolla, Rancho Bernardo, and Kearny Mesa, all unincorporated communities within city limits; and many others in incorporated areas of the San Diego Metropolitan Area.

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