The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The La Mesa region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the La Mesa submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been listed, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 140% of the office spaces in the La Mesa are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 2,310 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1979 and are Class C.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Real estate is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst La Mesa occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.