The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Northern San Diego region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $6 per sqft per year. That's a 16% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Northern San Diego region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 202 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 7% of the available space in the Northern San Diego are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 3,440 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Northern San Diego folk. Commuting close to 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.