The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Carlsbad region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $37 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Carlsbad region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 256 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 90% of the available space in the Carlsbad are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,770 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1998 and are Class B.