Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The City Heights region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the City Heights submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have come on the market, 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 13,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 6 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2003 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst City Heights folk. Commuting around an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.