On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Gaslamp region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $47 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Gaslamp region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 240 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1911 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this region. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst Gaslamp occupants. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.