Carlsbad, CA Office Overview
The Carlsbad real estate market includes the Bressi Ranch, Poinsettia, and Rancho La Costa commercial real estate submarkets. With a population of nearly 115,000 residents, the city is also part of the much larger San Diego County region, which is home to over 3.3 million people. The office market sees consistent demand due to the area's affluence and mid-point location between San Diego and Los Angeles.
As of mid-2017, Carlsbad has over 4.4 million square feet of existing office space in properties larger than 50,000 square feet. The city’s commercial real estate market is driven by a synergistic mix of tourism, technology, and biotech.
Carlsbad, CA Office Inventory Description
Nicknamed 'The Village by the Sea', Carlsbad is also called 'Titanium Valley' due to its fame as the golf manufacturing capital of the world. In addition to tourism and sports, cutting-edge high technology businesses also help drive demand for Class A space in Carlsbad. Class A and A+ space accounts for nearly 57% of the office market, while Class B product adds another nearly 2 million square feet to the city’s inventory.
The Carlsbad Industrial Corridor - City Centre submarket is one of the many parts of the city that see consistent, robust demand for workspaces. Located around the McClellan - Palomar Airport and adjacent to Bressi Ranch, the area is home to portfolio-quality office property such as the One Carlsbad Research Center, Ventana - 2173 Salk Avenue, and the Palomar Crest Corporate Center on Loker Avenue West.
Carlsbad, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown
Total: 7,327,574 SF
By square footage range:
- 50k to 100k SF: 3,896,795 SF / 53.18% of total office
- 100k to 500k SF: 3,430,779 SF / 46.82% of total office
- Class A: 3,328,627 SF / 45.43% of total office
- Class B: 3,892,947 SF / 53.13% of total office
- Class C: 106,000 SF / 1.45% of total office
Top 10 Largest Office Buildings
|Office building||Address||Sqft||Year built|
|Studio 2200||2200 Faraday Avenue, 92008||228,138||1995|
|Space Craft||2051 Palomar Airport Rd., 92011||208,904||1982|
|MAKE||5600 Avenida Encinas, 92008||176,097||2015|
|ViaSat Campus - Buildings 6.5 & 8||6197 El Camino Real, 92009||139,113||2000|
|Atlas at Carlsbad - Beta||5919 Sea Otter Pl., 92010||138,019||2016|
|Pacific Ridge Corporate Centre||5780 Fleet Street, 92008||121,380||1999|
|Research Center Pointe||2210 Faraday Avenue, 92008||119,561||2005|
|Rutherford Corporate Center||5925 Priestly Drive, 92008||114,000||1992|
|Carlsbad Research Center - 2300-2330 Faraday Avenue||2300 Faraday Avenue, 92008||106,000||1990|
|Palomar Terrace||3115 S. Melrose Dr., 92010||103,547||2007|
Largest Office Properties Recently Completed
|Office building||Address||Sqft||Year built|
|ViaSat Campus - Building 14||2426 Town Garden Road, 92009||100,000||2019|
|ViaSat Campus - Building 15||2436 Town Garden Road, 92009||77,000||2019|
|ViaSat Campus - Building 12||2511 Gateway Road, 92009||100,000||2018|
|ViaSat Campus - Building 13||2511 Gateway Road, 92009||90,000||2018|
|1800 Aston Avenue||1800 Aston Avenue, 92008||48,954||2018|
|Ocean Point||5411 Avenida Encinas, 92008||86,432||2016|
|ViaSat Campus - Building 11||2508 Gateway Road, 92009||67,400||2016|
|ViaSat Campus - Building 10||2502 Gateway Road, 92009||77,400||2015|
|ViaSat Campus - Building 7||2530 Campbell Place, 92009||41,516||2009|
|Ocean Collection||2510 Gateway Road, 92009||50,498||2008|
Carlsbad, CA Green Office Space
With just over 250,000 square feet of green, EPA Energy Star, and LEED-certified office space in Carlsbad, this segment of the real estate market continues to grow. An excellent example is the Ocean Ridge at 5796 Armada Drive. Located in the Carlsbad Ranch submarket, this property was built in 2006 and brings nearly 75,000 square feet of LEED Gold-certified green office space to the local real estate market.
Since 2005, the percentage of energy-saving buildings in the top U.S. markets has grown nearly seven-fold. According to the 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index, over the past 12 years the percentage of energy-efficient space in the top 30 office markets has increased to 38%, from less than 5% back in 2005. California is home to six of the top 30 largest green, energy-efficient office markets in the country.
Carlsbad, CA's Top Office-Using Sectors
The Carlsbad commercial real estate market sees robust demand from many industry segments, including information technology, tourism & golf and life sciences sectors.
- Information Technology – including ViaSat and Legend3D.
- Tourism & Golf – companies such as Legoland California, Callaway Golf Company, Cobra Golf, and Titleist.
- Life Sciences – firms such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, OptumRx, Zimmer Dental, and ISIS Pharmaceuticals.
- Corporate Office – including SGN Nutrition, Gemological Institute of America, and the Nordson Corporation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does office space cost in Carlsbad, CA?
The average office rental rate in Carlsbad, CA is $29.14 per square foot. Asking prices vary based on the property’s location, overall rating, amenities, proximity to restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues, as well as public transport, airports and highways. Check Carlsbad Office Market Trends for more stats.
What is the size of available office spaces in Carlsbad, CA?
The Carlsbad, CA office market can accommodate various businesses, sporting a range of office space availabilities. The average size of office space availabilities is 40,651 square feet. If you’re just starting out as a company or as an entrepreneur, the smallest available office space in Carlsbad, CA is 242 square feet, while the maximum rentable space on the market now is 81,059 square feet.
How do I get office space in Carlsbad, CA?
Start your search for office space in Carlsbad, CA by using our filters that allow you to find the best space for your business needs. Filter listings by location, property size, available space or lease rate. Property pages will offer details about an office building’s rating, year built, availabilities, price per square foot and more. After drawing up a shortlist, make sure you contact the listed broker(s) to schedule a viewing and begin the negotiation process for your lease contract.
How many office listings are available in Carlsbad, CA?
There are 149 office listings on the Carlsbad, CA market. See all available office spaces for rent.
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What other property types are available for lease in Carlsbad, CA?
In addition to traditional office spaces, commercial real estate listings on our platform also include coworking & shared office space options, retail spaces, industrial buildings, warehouses, distribution facilities, and more.
- Total Population114,253
- Male Population(48.4 %) 55,353
- Female Population(51.6 %) 58,900
- Median Age42.90
- Average Household Income$150,564
- Median Household Income$110,478
- Median Income Under 25$48,947
- Median Income 25-44$131,402
- Median Income 45-64$133,620
- Median Income Over 65$75,292
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