The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Escondido region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $30 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Downtown Escondido submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 21 listings have been made available, which means spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 114% of the available leases in the Downtown Escondido are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 buildings in this region are around 2 floors. 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 area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Escondido residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.