On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Gaslamp region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $39 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Gaslamp submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 20% of the available leases in the Gaslamp are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,980 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1911 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this region. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst Gaslamp residents. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.