The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The East Village region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $7 per sqft per year. That's a 23% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the East Village region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been posted online, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 2006 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 region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst East Village residents. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.