Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Kearny Mesa submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $5 per sqft per year. That's a 22% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Kearny Mesa submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 51 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the Kearny Mesa are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 1,850 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1985 and are Class B.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Kearny Mesa folk. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.