The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Core-Columbia region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Core-Columbia submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 58 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the listings in the Core-Columbia are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,630 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 20 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Information is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Core-Columbia residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.