On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Southern San Diego submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 9% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Southern San Diego submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,330 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 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 occupants. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.