The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Northern San Diego submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $5 per sqft per year. That's a 11% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Northern San Diego submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 148 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 7% of the available leases in the Northern San Diego are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 3,470 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1986 and are Class A.
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 market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Northern San Diego residents. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.