The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lemon Grove submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $14 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Lemon Grove submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have come on the market, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the available leases in the Lemon Grove are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 410 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class Class C.