On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Southern San Diego region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 24% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Southern San Diego submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have come on the market, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 2,700 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1989 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Information is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Southern San Diego folk. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.