The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The La Mesa region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $0 per sqft per year. That's a 1% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the La Mesa submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been listed, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,230 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1979 and are Class C.