Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Core-Columbia submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $19 per sqft per year. That's a 44% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Core-Columbia submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have been posted online, which means spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 6% of the available leases in the Core-Columbia are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 2,790 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 21 floors. Most buildings in this region 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.