On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The La Mesa submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $36 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the La Mesa submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have come on the market, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,640 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1979 and are Class C.