The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Carlsbad submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Carlsbad region 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 made available, 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 consider a longer term lease. 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 3,230 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1998 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Carlsbad folk. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.