San Diego industrial market report

Q1 2023

We are seeing more space becoming available as many companies are trying to lower their space requirements based on increasing occupancy costs. During 1Q23 the San Diego industrial market saw 942,334 square feet of negative absorption. This has put upward pressure on vacancy which currently stands at 4.9% and downward pressure on pricing for lease and sale.
3.25 msf


In the first quarter of 2023, San Diego has 3.25 million square feet of industrial product under construction.
-942k sf

Net absorption

During 1Q23, the San Diego industrial market saw 942,334 square feet of negative absorption.
$1.84 psf

Direct asking rent

Rates averaged at $1.84 psf in Q1 2023. While this is a slight dip in the trend from last quarter, rates have generally risen since the beginning of the pandemic.


Currently, there is 8.5 million square feet of industrial space available in San Diego, representing 8.6% of the industrial market. Of that, 2.0 million sf is available for sublease.


Total vacancy this quarter registered at 4.9%, with 3.6% being direct and 1.3% being sublet.

Investment sales volume decreased by 46.1% when compared to Q4 2022. While total sales volume in Q4 2022 was $507.0 million, Q1 2023 came in at $273.4 million. We also witnessed the price per square foot decrease by 47.8%.

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