Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Kearny Mesa submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 19% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Kearny Mesa submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 66 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the Kearny Mesa 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 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 1,960 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.
This market is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Kearny Mesa 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.