Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Central San Diego region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Central San Diego region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 118 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the listings in the Central San Diego are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 2,510 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1981 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Central San Diego occupants. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.