On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The El Cajon submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 9% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the El Cajon submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been posted online, which means new listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,280 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978 and are Class B.