The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Kearny Mesa region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 22% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Kearny Mesa region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 55 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available space in the Kearny Mesa are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,850 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.
This market is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Utilities is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Kearny Mesa 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.