The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Western San Diego region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 12% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Western San Diego region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 37 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 8% of the office spaces in the Western San Diego are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,680 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the folk of Western San Diego work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.