On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Carmel Mountain region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $10 per sqft per year. That's a 26% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Carmel Mountain submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available leases in the Carmel Mountain 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 10,060 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Carmel Mountain occupants. Commuting approximately 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.