Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Carlsbad region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 256 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 48% of the available space in the Carlsbad are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,930 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1997 and are Class B.