Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Central San Diego region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $6 per sqft per year. That's a 15% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Central San Diego region has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 183 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the listings in the Central San Diego are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,730 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 4 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. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Central San Diego folk. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.