The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Mission Valley East submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Mission Valley East submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 133 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Mission Valley East are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,840 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1982 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Mission Valley East folk. Commuting close to 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.