On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Mission Valley West region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Mission Valley West submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 283% of the listings in the Mission Valley West 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.
Even though the median size is 4,160 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1975 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Construction is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the residents of Mission Valley West work from home. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.