On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The San Marcos submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the San Marcos submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,200 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class B.