On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Encinitas submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Encinitas region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 22 listings have been listed, which means new listings might be going fast. 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 1,440 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2000 and are Class B.