The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Central San Diego submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Central San Diego region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 138 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the office spaces in the Central San Diego are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,720 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Central San Diego residents. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.