Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Southern San Diego region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $29 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Southern San Diego submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have come on the market, which means listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 81% of the listings in the Southern San Diego are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 980 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1989 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Information is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Southern San Diego folk. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.