Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the North City submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been made available, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,060 sqft. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 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 area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst North City folk. Commuting around 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.