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Commercial Real Estate in San Diego, CA - 1,144 Properties Available

  • 600 B Street - San Diego
    600 B Street, Core - Columbia, San Diego, CA 92101
    For Lease $37.2/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 8 Spaces
    • 71,703 Sqft
  • The Art Center Lofts - San Diego
    710 13th Street, East Village, San Diego, CA 92101
    For Lease $15.6 - $27.6/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 20 Spaces
    • 34,718 Sqft
  • Governor Plaza - San Diego
    5151 Shoreham Place, University City, San Diego, CA 92122
    For Lease $30.6/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 5,959 Sqft
  • Equus Plaza - San Diego
    2635 Camino Del Rio South, Mission Valley East, San Diego, CA 92116
    For Lease $23.4 - $24.6/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 21,518 Sqft
  • Bernardo Executive Center, The - 16835 & 16855 West Bernardo Drive - San Diego
    16835 West Bernardo Drive, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
    For Lease $30.6/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 6 Spaces
    • 23,745 Sqft
  • Convoy Business Center - San Diego
    7071 Convoy Court, Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA 92111
    For Lease $21/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 5 Spaces
    • 12,400 Sqft
  • Camino Santa Fe Business Park - San Diego
    8445 Camino Santa Fe, Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
    For Lease $18.6/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 8 Spaces
    • 11,012 Sqft
  • Centerpark Plaza I - Bldg. 3 - San Diego
    6865 Flanders Dr., Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
    For Lease $21/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Industrial
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 20,303 Sqft
  • Four Points Business Park - San Diego
    5575 Ruffin Road, Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
    For Lease $23.4/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 8 Spaces
    • 17,152 Sqft
  • Pointe Camino Business Center - 6215 Ferris Square - San Diego
    6215 Ferris Square, Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
    For Lease $16.2/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 12,743 Sqft
  • Bernardo View - San Diego
    11590 West Bernardo Court, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
    For Lease $27/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 4 Spaces
    • 6,732 Sqft
  • Chesapeake Park Plaza - San Diego
    9665 Chesapeake Drive, Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
    For Lease $30.6/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 10,921 Sqft
  • Alvarado Plaza I - San Diego
    5555 Reservoir Dr., College Area, San Diego, CA 92120
    For Lease $27/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 8 Spaces
    • 15,079 Sqft
  • Hazard Center Office Tower - San Diego
    7676 Hazard Center Dr., Mission Valley East, San Diego, CA 92108
    For Lease $43.8/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 2,639 Sqft
  • USAA Building - San Diego
    10505 Sorrento Valley Rd., Torrey Pines Preserve, San Diego, CA 92121
    For Lease $22.2/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 14,453 Sqft
  • 610 West Ash Street - San Diego
    610 West Ash Street, Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101
    For Lease $36 - $39/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 9 Spaces
    • 25,888 Sqft
  • De Anza View Medical Center - San Diego
    3737 Moraga Avenue, Bay Ho, San Diego, CA 92117
    For Lease $27.6 - $30/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 4 Spaces
    • 6,474 Sqft
  • Commerce Point - 3980 & 3990 Sherman Street - San Diego
    3980 Sherman Street, Midway, San Diego, CA 92110
    For Lease $28.2/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 4,888 Sqft
  • 4181 Ruffin Road - San Diego
    4181 Ruffin Road, Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
    For Lease $27.6/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 25,153 Sqft
  • Pacific Heights Plaza - San Diego
    9985 Pacific Heights Blvd, Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
    For Lease $30.3/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 6,075 Sqft
  • First Edition Office Park - San Diego
    6305 Lusk Blvd., Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
    For Lease $27/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 5,531 Sqft
  • Del Mar Corporate Plaza - Bldg. A - San Diego
    12651 High Bluff Dr., Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
    For Lease $30/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 4,550 Sqft
  • Aventine - San Diego
    8910 University Center Lane, University City, San Diego, CA 92122
    For Lease $57/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 6 Spaces
    • 44,140 Sqft
  • Kearny Mesa Crossroads - San Diego
    3750 Convoy Street, Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA 92111
    For Lease $29.4/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 7 Spaces
    • 20,367 Sqft
  • Spectrum III - San Diego
    3115 Merryfield Row, University City, San Diego, CA 92121
    For Lease $66/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 135,000 Sqft

San Diego, CA Economic Overview

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Located along the California coast, San Diego is as famous for its sunshine and beaches as it is for its vast military installations. The fact that it’s just miles away from the Mexican border greatly contributes to San Diego’s culture, tourism industry and economy.

San Diego’s economy revolves around a combination of industries: military and defense, international trade, education, healthcare, medical and academic research, technology and tourism. The city is home to the largest naval fleet in the world, while also attracting over 30 million visitors each year, with tourism injecting roughly $17 billion annually into the local economy.

The combination of its coastline and proximity to Mexico also makes it one of the most important trade hubs in the region and to the rich and vibrant San Diego commercial real estate market.

San Diego, CA Commercial Real Estate Market

While San Diego’s economy is heavily reliant on military and defense, it’s also home to a burgeoning office market, encompassing over 74 million square feet of office space throughout San Diego County.

Downtown San Diego, also known as Centre City, serves as the city’s financial, business, and cultural center. The Downtown San Diego office market is home to over 4,000 businesses, which stretch across the area’s nine districts. 

Coronado office market relies heavily on both the military and tourism industries. The city’s highly-regarded beaches and famous resorts, like the historic Hotel del Coronado, attract visitors by the millions. But you’ll also find thousands of sailors at its U.S. Navy installations, which include the Naval Special Warfare Center–training ground of the Navy SEALs.

Point Loma, San Diego is also dominated by the defense and tourism sectors, with the Navy occupying roughly 1,800 acres and employing nearly 50,000. The center of the Point Loma, San Diego office market is Liberty Station, which consists of 361 acres of mixed-use space. The San Diego Airport is also located in Point Loma.

La Jolla office market is an important center for education, healthcare, biomedical and scientific research, as well as technology. It’s home to the University of California, San Diego, the Scripps Research Institute, and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, just to name a few.

San Diego, CA Office Rental Rates ($/SF/year)

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, for properties larger than 50K SF.

San Diego, CA Office Sales

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, for properties larger than 50K SF, which sold at over $5M.

San Diego, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 89,257,530 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 22,952,087 SF / 25.71% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 56,256,727 SF / 63.03% of total office
  • 500k to 1M SF: 7,476,716 SF / 8.38% of total office
  • > 1M SF: 2,572,000 SF / 2.88% of total office

By class:

  • Class A+: 1,510,547 SF / 1.69% of total office
  • Class A: 41,990,883 SF / 47.04% of total office
  • Class B: 34,617,002 SF / 38.78% of total office
  • Class C: 1,177,225 SF / 1.32% of total office

Industrial

Total: 32,330,037 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 99,999 SF / 0.31% of total industrial
  • 100k to 500k SF: 26,662,809 SF / 82.47% of total industrial
  • 500k to 1M SF: 3,007,229 SF / 9.3% of total industrial
  • > 1M SF: 2,560,000 SF / 7.92% of total industrial

By class:

  • Class A: 12,058,194 SF / 37.3% of total industrial
  • Class B: 16,700,811 SF / 51.66% of total industrial

Office Spaces with Retail

Total: 400,000 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF

By square footage range:

  • 100k to 500k SF: 400,000 SF / 100% of total office with retail

Employment in San Diego, CA

Employment

San Diego’s workforce is one of the most educated in the world, with employment split between the city’s huge defense presence and highly-specialized fields like healthcare, education, and technology.

  • Military/Defense: Employment in San Diego revolves around the military, concentrated around Miramar or Midway. In fact, roughly 5% of all civilian jobs are military-related, and 15,000 area businesses have contracts with the Department of Defense. San Diego is home to the largest naval fleet in the world, and the U.S. Navy alone employs nearly 30,000 people, making it the city’s biggest employer.
  • Healthcare: Healthcare is another major employment sector in San Diego, with Kaiser Permanente, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Health ranking among the city’s largest employers. The county also has 140 contract research organizations, or CROs, making it an important hub of medical research.
  • Education: The University of California, San Diego is one of the city’s largest employers, providing jobs for nearly 30,000 residents. San Diego State University employs roughly 7,000 and the San Diego Unified School District employs another 14,000. This is one of the area’s key employment sectors.
  • Technology & Telecommunications: The Fortune 500 telecommunications company Qualcomm was founded in San Diego, and it remains headquartered here to this day. It’s also one of the area’s largest employers, with roughly 14,000 employees. There are several other tech and telecom firms operating in San Diego, as well.
  • Public Sector: Between the military and the City and County of San Diego, which employ over 35,000, government jobs remain a crucial part of San Diego’s local economy.
  • Agriculture: San Diego county is one of the top 20 overall agricultural producers in the country, and ranks #1 in avocado and nursery crop production. The farming industry injects $1.85 billion into the local economy and creates thousands of jobs.

Although manufacturing businesses don’t rank among San Diego’s biggest employers, the manufacturing industry as a whole remains an important part of the region’s economy.

Education in San Diego, CA

The majority of San Diego’s public schools fall under the San Diego Independent School District, which is the second-largest in the state.

More than one third of San Diegans over the age of 25 have bachelor’s degrees or higher, making it one of the most educated cities in the U.S. Some of its more important colleges and universities include the University of San Diego, San Diego State University, and the University of California, San Diego. The San Diego Community College District also has a large presence.

Commuting Time in San Diego, CA

In 2016, San Diego was ranked as having the 9th shortest commute time in the U.S., with an average of 23 minutes. Though roughly 80% of residents use automobiles as their sole method of transportation, the city does provide trolley, bus, and commuter rail service.

  • You can find the schedules for the cities extensive trolley and bus systems, which are both part of the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), here: https://sdmts.com/schedules-real-time
  • San Diego recently introduced a bike sharing program through DecoBike. Find out more here: http://www.decobike.com/sandiego/

San Diego Demographics

Population

  • Total Population1,390,966
  • Male Population(50.3 %) 700,029
  • Female Population(49.7 %) 690,937
  • Median Age34.30

Income/Financial

  • Average Household Income$98,632
  • Median Household Income$71,535
  • Median Income Under 25$37,044
  • Median Income 25-44$76,517
  • Median Income 45-64$84,087
  • Median Income Over 65$53,598

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