Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The College East submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $10 per sqft per year. That's a 32% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the College East submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have come on the market, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available leases in the College East are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,130 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1969 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst College East residents. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.