On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Core-Columbia region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $12 per sqft per year. That's a 41% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Core-Columbia region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 54 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the listings in the Core-Columbia are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 20 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Information is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Core-Columbia occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.