The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Mid-City submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $7 per sqft per year. That's a 24% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Mid-City submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been posted online, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 14% of the available leases in the Mid-City are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,640 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Mid-City folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.