On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Escondido submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 15% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Escondido region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 46 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Escondido are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,870 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class A.