Most listings are in the $80's per square foot per year. The City Heights region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $83 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the City Heights region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available leases in the City Heights 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,500 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 6 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2003 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 region. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst City Heights residents. Commuting around an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.