The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Mission Valley East submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Mission Valley East region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 128 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the Mission Valley East are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Mission Valley East folk. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.