The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Mid-City region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $10 per sqft per year. That's a 48% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Mid-City region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably 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 2,580 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1991 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Mid-City folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.