Why Choose San Diego

RETAIL FOR LEASE IN SAN DIEGO

San Diego offers a vibrant and diverse retail leasing market, providing businesses with a wide range of opportunities to establish a successful retail presence in popular neighborhoods and shopping districts.

 
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Latest Retail Space Listings in San Diego

Carlsbad - Retail
Multiple Spaces

Retail

Poinsettia Village

7020-7188 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92011
United States

Total Available Space: 4,246 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

Escondido - Retail
Available

Retail

Home Depot Plaza

1401-1497 E. Valley Pkwy, #97-F
Escondido, CA 92027
United States

Available Space: 2,407 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

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Available in Future

Retail

Greenbrier Square

1950-1980 Oceanside Blvd., #1950-H
Oceanside, CA 92054
United States

Available Space: 4,400 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

San Diego - Retail
Multiple Spaces

Retail

54th Street Plaza

5404-5420 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
United States

Total Available Space: 2,290 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

San Marcos - Retail
Multiple Spaces

Retail

San Marcos Plaza

330 Rancheros Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92069
United States

Total Available Space: 7,320 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

San Diego - Retail
Multiple Spaces

Retail

Stonecrest Plaza

3675 & 3737 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
United States

Total Available Space: 4,039 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

Escondido - Retail
Multiple Spaces

Retail

Escondido Gateway

810-890 W. Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025
United States

Total Available Space: 9,028 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

San Diego - Retail
Multiple Spaces

Retail

Plaza Rancho Penasquitos

9821-10025 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
United States

Total Available Space: 6,064 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

Why implement your retail space in San Diego?

San Diego offers a dynamic and vibrant market for retail space leasing, with a diverse range of opportunities for businesses looking to establish or expand their presence in the retail sector. The city boasts numerous shopping districts, upscale malls, bustling street-front locations, and vibrant neighborhoods that cater to a wide range of consumer demographics. From the trendy boutiques of North Park and the upscale shops of La Jolla to the popular retail hubs of Fashion Valley and Gaslamp Quarter, there is a multitude of options for retail space leasing in San Diego.

Whether you're seeking a storefront, a space within a shopping center, or a unique retail destination, the city provides an abundance of choices to meet the specific needs and preferences of your business. With a strong local economy, a steady influx of tourists, and a population that appreciates shopping and dining experiences, leasing retail space in San Diego presents an exciting opportunity to tap into a thriving consumer market and establish a successful retail venture.


How much does it cost to rent a retail space in San Diego?

The cost of renting a retail space in San Diego can vary significantly depending on factors such as location, size, condition, and demand in the specific area. Retail space rental prices are typically quoted in terms of square footage and can range from around $2.00 to $8.00 per square foot per month. However, premium locations or highly desirable shopping districts may have higher rental rates.

To read: our U.S. Shopping Center MarketBeat report analyzes quarterly commercial real estate results for the retail sector nationally and provides market activity information including supply, demand and pricing trends.


Are retail space rents likely to increase in San Diego?

San Diego is a popular destination for residents, tourists, and businesses alike, leading to a strong demand for retail spaces. The city's growing population, a thriving local economy, and a vibrant tourism industry contribute to the demand for retail spaces.

Additionally, limited availability of prime retail locations, along with rising construction and operational costs, can put upward pressure on rental prices. The desirability of specific neighborhoods or shopping districts can also influence rental rates.


Popular neighborhoods in San Diego

San Diego offers a range of popular neighborhoods where businesses can lease retail space. Here are some of the sought-after neighborhoods for retail leasing:

  • Gaslamp Quarter: Located in downtown San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter is a vibrant and historic neighborhood known for its lively nightlife, dining, and entertainment scene. It attracts both locals and tourists, making it an ideal location for retail businesses seeking high foot traffic.
  • Little Italy: Situated near downtown, Little Italy is a trendy neighborhood known for its charming streets lined with art galleries, boutique shops, and popular restaurants. It has a vibrant community and attracts a mix of locals and visitors, providing a great setting for retail establishments.
  • Hillcrest: Hillcrest is a lively neighborhood known for its diverse community, trendy boutiques, and local businesses. It has a thriving LGBTQ+ scene and hosts various street fairs and events, making it an appealing location for retail businesses catering to a diverse customer base.
  • North Park: North Park is a hip and eclectic neighborhood known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. It features an array of unique shops, vintage stores, and local boutiques. With its trendy atmosphere and artistic community, it offers a great setting for retail businesses with a creative and niche focus.
  • La Jolla: La Jolla is an affluent coastal neighborhood known for its upscale shopping and dining experiences. It attracts both locals and tourists who enjoy its upscale boutiques, art galleries, and luxury brand stores. Retail businesses targeting a high-end clientele may find La Jolla an attractive location.

Getting to and from San Diego

San Diego is easily accessible by plane, car, train, and bus, making it a convenient destination for both business and leisure travelers.

  • By plane: San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located just three miles from downtown San Diego and serves more than 20 million passengers per year. The airport offers non-stop flights to more than 70 destinations, including major cities across the United States and Mexico.
  • By car: San Diego is located at the southern end of the I-5 and I-15 freeways, providing easy access from Los Angeles, Orange County, and other cities in Southern California. The city is also served by several major highways, including the 805, 8, and 163.
  • By train: Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner provides daily service to San Diego from cities along the coast of California, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. The city also has a light rail system called the San Diego Trolley, which provides convenient transportation around the city and to neighboring suburbs.
  • By bus: Several bus companies, including Greyhound and Megabus, offer service to San Diego from cities throughout the United States. The city also has a comprehensive public transportation system, including buses and trolleys, operated by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS).

Commercial Real Estate Services in San Diego, California

Our San Diego team includes more than 240 professionals in four office locations: One Paseo, Carlsbad, Downtown, and Kearny Mesa. From North County down to Otay Mesa, Cushman & Wakefield will work with you to uncover innovative local and global real estate opportunities.

San Diego Related Insights

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MarketBeat

U.S. Shopping Center Reports

Access the latest quarter commercial real estate results for the retail sector nationally. MarketBeat analyzes quarterly market activity including supply, demand and pricing trends.
James Bohnaker • 1/11/2024
San Diego Skyline
MarketBeat

San Diego

Cushman & Wakefield MarketBeat reports analyze quarterly economic and commercial real estate activity including supply, demand and pricing trends at the market and submarket levels.
Jolanta Campion • 1/10/2024

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