On average, listings lease in the $50's per square foot per year. The Village submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $16 per sqft per year. That's a 40% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Village submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 12% of the listings in the Village 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,410 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this region 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 market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Village residents. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.