Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Carlsbad submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 256 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the listings in the Carlsbad are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,950 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1998 and are Class B.