The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Escondido region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $5 per sqft per year. That's a 18% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Downtown Escondido submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 21 listings have been made available, which means listings most likley are 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 2,210 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1971 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Construction is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Escondido folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.