The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Escondido submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $5 per sqft per year. That's a 18% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Downtown Escondido region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 21 listings have come on the market, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 2,210 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1971 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Construction is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Escondido occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.