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265 Commercial Real Estate Listings in Costa Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa, CA Commercial Real Estate

There are currently 256 commercial listings available in Costa Mesa, CA. These listings include 255 commercial spaces that encompass a total of 1,792,482 square feet. Available commercial spaces in Costa Mesa, CA range in size from 143 square feet to 132,735 square feet. A total of 159 off-market commercial properties located in Costa Mesa, CA are also available for research.

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Costa Mesa, CA Commercial Real Estate Market Overview

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Located just one mile from the Pacific Ocean shore, Costa Mesa started out as a Native American settlement established near the banks of the Santa Ana river. However, the Costa Mesa of today is a major commercial and industrial hub of Orange County, as well as home to some of the most select restaurants, retail centers and cultural arts in the country — a reputation the city has leaned into by adopting the slogan, “City of the Arts.”

Commercial real estate in Costa Mesa thrives due to the friendly environment for local businesses and a highly diverse mix of industries, as well as good regional connectivity. While retail accounts for a significant portion of the city’s economy, Costa Mesa is also home to enterprises varying from light manufacturing of electronics, pharmaceuticals and plastics to action sports industries like surfing, skateboarding and even snowboarding.

Costa Mesa, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown

In 2023 the Costa Mesa, CA commercial real estate market totaled 8,175,965 square feet of office spaces, 5,159,653 square feet of office spaces with retail, and 4,356,365 square feet of industrial space.

Office Spaces

Total: 8,175,965 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 1,753,584 SqFt 21.45% of total office
100k to 500k SqFt 5,678,504 SqFt 69.45% of total office
500k to 1M SqFt 743,877 SqFt 9.1% of total office
By class:
Class A 5,123,391 SqFt 62.66% of total office
Class B 2,913,698 SqFt 35.64% of total office
Class C 138,876 SqFt 1.7% of total office
Roughly 9.1% of the total office space in Costa Mesa, CA is comprised of properties between 500K to 1M square feet, and buildings between 50k to 100k square feet represent 21.45% of the office inventory.

Class A office space holds a 62.66% share of the overall Costa Mesa, CA office market, while Class B office assets make up approximately 35.64%.


Total: 4,356,365 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 1,348,353 SqFt 30.95% of total industrial
100k to 500k SqFt 3,008,012 SqFt 69.05% of total industrial
By class:
Class A 707,143 SqFt 16.23% of total industrial
Class B 3,597,675 SqFt 82.58% of total industrial
Class C 51,547 SqFt 1.18% of total industrial
There are 3,008,012 square feet of commercial real estate properties between 100k to 500k square feet, representing 69.05% of the Costa Mesa, CA industrial inventory. Class A assets total 707,143 square feet of industrial space, with an additional 3,597,675 square feet of Class B and 51,547 square feet of Class C properties.

Office Spaces with Retail

Total: 5,159,653 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 672,828 SqFt 13.04% of total office with retail
100k to 500k SqFt 2,504,705 SqFt 48.54% of total office with retail
500k to 1M SqFt 855,000 SqFt 16.57% of total office with retail
> 1M SqFt 1,127,120 SqFt 21.84% of total office with retail

Costa Mesa, CA Currently Available Listings & Spaces

Number of Available Listings
City Property Type Count of listings Total SF
Costa Mesa, CA Office 64 1,339,270
Costa Mesa, CA Retail 14 70,971
Costa Mesa, CA Industrial 26 422,014
Costa Mesa, CA Other 118 1,854,555
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Current local active listing encompass 3,686,810 square feet of commercial space for lease in Costa Mesa. There are 64 active office listings, which amount to 1,339,270 square feet and account for 28% of commercial spaces on the market. Local retail availability includes 70,971 square feet across 14 listings. Current industrial offerings on the market amount to 422,014 square feet across a total of 26.

Employment in Costa Mesa, CA

Employed Population 63,351

Employed population - Industry % Distribution

Management, business, science, and arts occupations


Sales and office occupations


Service occupations


Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations


Production, transportation, and material moving occupations


In 2021, roughly 39% of a total of 63,351 employed in Costa Mesa worked in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, followed by 23% in Sales and office occupations and 22% in Service occupations.

Income per capita $41,242  Median household income $91,857

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Under $50k


$50k - $100k


$100k - $200k


Over $200k

The median household income in Costa Mesa stands at $91,857, with per capita income at $41,242. Households earning between $50k and $100k represent 27% of the total, while those earning over $200k make up 14%. Approximately 24% of Costa Mesa households earn less than $50k per year.

Commuting in Costa Mesa, CA

Mean travel time to work 23 minutes

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Work at Home

*Universe: Workers 16 and over

Education in Costa Mesa, CA

High school grad or higher 86%

Bachelor's degree or higher 39%

Population by minimum level of education


No degree


High school


Some College





*Universe: Workers 25 and over

An estimated 86% of Costa Mesa residents aged 25 or over hold a high school degree or higher. Of those, 18% are high school graduates, 29% attended some college, 27% earned a bachelor's degree, with an additional 11% holding post-graduate degrees.

Costa Mesa, CA Demographics

As of 2021, Costa Mesa had a total population of 113,011, with a median age of 34.90 years. Roughly 68.60% of the total population was between the ages of 16 and 64 years old.