Industrial Space for Lease Or Rent - San Diego Metro

Last Updated March 22, 2024

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  • An overview of industrial warehousing.
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There are many areas in San Diego designated as industrial spaces. Metro area cities with many industrial warehouses include Chula Vista, Poway, Santee, and El Cajon. In Sorrento Valley and Miramar, the north of the town is where more industrial warehouses abound for everything from biotech to food. Another important industrial district is Kearny Mesa, just minutes from Downtown.

A inside view photo of a very cool old heavy industrial warehouse with crane service.We've put together several detailed discussions of various important property types within the industrial warehousing commercial real estate category. For each category we have performed a search, or survey of available properties in the San Diego Metro. Immediately above this section are links to the rest of the property and transaction types.

If, for whatever reason, you are looking for the alternate transaction type for Warehouse or Industrial Space in the San Diego Metro, please go to the list of articles immediately above this section to find it. If you don't see what you are looking for, please get in touch with us as outlined below in the "Next Steps" section of this article so we can help you find the right property for you.

See the Survey Description Section for a contextual description of Surveys and for what they are used.

There are 28 surveys for Industrial Warehouse Space for Lease Or Rent the San Diego Metro Area available. Showing only the latest 12.

Survey Item 1 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 22
Office Square Feet
Actual: 1200
Total Square Feet
Actual: 50689
Further Description * 50,689 SF Building Size
* 9,848 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 2.61 AC Lot Size
* IP-2-1 Zoning
* Built 1990
* Masonry Construction
* 1,200 SF office space
* Freezer Space
* 22' Clear Height
* Ample Parking Spaces
* Dock High and Grade-level Access
* Power Supply Amps: 200 Volts: 120-208

The building encompasses 50,689 square feet and offers multiple tenancy options. Situated on a 2.61-acre lot, it is zoned as IP-2-1 and was constructed in 1990 using masonry materials. Within this property, there are 9,848 square feet of industrial space available, including 1,200 square feet of office space and 710 square feet dedicated to a full kitchen. Notably, the building features a cold storage area measuring 48 feet wide, 60 feet long, and 20 feet tall, equipped with a high-density racking system capable of accommodating 480 pallets. The power supply is 200 amps at 120-208 volts. Additionally, the property offers both dock-high and grade-level access, along with ample parking spaces.

Survey Item 2 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
San Antonio International Airport
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Hwy281 N
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Near Wurzbach Pkwy
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 14970
Further Description * 14,970 SF Building Size
* 1,852 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 1.71 AC Lot Size
* I-1 Zoning
* Built 2021
* freezer space

The building spans 14,970 square feet and offers multi-tenancy options. There is 1,852 square feet of industrial space available, which is entirely new and has never been previously occupied. This space has the potential to be customized as cooler or freezer space and is eligible for USDA certification for food processing and distribution purposes. The lot size is 1.71 acres, and the property is zoned as I-1. It was constructed in 2021.

Survey Item 3 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Near 5, 76, and 78 freeways
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McClellan-Palomar Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 143274
Further Description * 143,274 SF Building Size
* 30,082 - 73,807 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 9.54 AC Lot Size
* M Zoning
* Built 1991
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Gas Heating
* City Water
* Natural Gas
* City Sewer
* 24' Clear Height
* Dock High and Grade-level Access
* Amps: 2,400 Volts: 277-480 Phase: 3 Power Supply

The multi-tenant industrial building spans 143,274 square feet. Currently, there are 73,807 square feet of industrial space available, which can be divided into units as small as 30,082 square feet. Situated on a 9.54-acre lot and zoned as M, it was constructed in 1991. Safety measures include a wet sprinkler system installed throughout the building. Power supply is robust, with 2,400 amps at 277-480 volts and three-phase capabilities. Gas heating ensures comfort and efficiency. Utilities such as city water, natural gas, and city sewer are readily available to support operational needs. The building boasts a clear height of 24 feet, providing ample vertical space for various industrial activities. Truck loading is efficient with 11 dock doors and 5 grade-level doors, facilitating smooth loading and unloading operations.

Survey Item 4 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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San Diego International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 59399
Further Description * 59,399 SF Building Size
* 14,241 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 3.74 AC Lot Size
* IL-2-1 Zoning
* Built 1986
* 24' Clear Height
* Ample Parking Spaces
* Dock High and Grade-level Access
* Reinforced Concrete Construction

The building spans 59,399 square feet and offers multi-tenancy options. Currently, there are 14,241 square feet of industrial space available, located in a corner unit. This space comprises approximately 30% office area and around 70% warehouse space. Situated on a 3.74-acre lot and zoned as IL-2-1, the building was constructed in 1986 using reinforced concrete materials, ensuring durability and stability. It boasts a clear height of 24 feet, providing ample vertical space for various activities. Access to the building is facilitated by one drive-in bay and two loading docks, streamlining loading and unloading operations. Additionally, there are ample parking spaces available for tenants and visitors.

Survey Item 5 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
San Diego International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4500
Total Square Feet
Actual: 413313
Further Description * 413,313 SF Building Size
* 57,642 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 19.00 AC Lot Size
* IL2-1, San Diego Zoning
* Built 1980
* 4,500 SF office space
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Fluorescent Lighting
* Natural Gas Electric Heating
* City Water
* 24’2” Clear Height
* 48’ x 56’ Column Spacing
* Ample Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* Dock High and Grade-level Access
* Power Supply Amps: 6,000 Volts: 277-480 Phase: 3 Wire: 4

The building spans 413,313 square feet and accommodates multiple tenants. Situated on a 19.00-acre lot and zoned as IL2-1 in San Diego, it was constructed in 1980 using reinforced concrete materials. Safety measures include a wet sprinkler system installed throughout the building. Power supply is robust, with 6,000 amps at 277-480 volts and three-phase capabilities. The building is illuminated by fluorescent lighting and features natural gas electric heating. City water utilities are available to meet operational needs. Currently, there are 57,642 square feet of industrial space available, along with 4,500 square feet designated for office use. The building offers a clear height ranging from 24 to 26 feet and is equipped with four dock-high loading doors, two 10' x 10' grade-level loading doors, and a 12' x 12' grade-level door with a ramp for convenient access. Additionally, ample parking spaces are available for tenants and visitors.

Survey Item 6 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
SR-125
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I-905
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I-805
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Near Highways I-5
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 53056
Further Description * 53,056 SF Building Size
* Divisible 19,480 SF
* 3.81 AC Lot Size
* M Zoning
* Built 1999
* Wet Sprinkler System
* City Sewer
* City Water
* 24' Clear Height
* 30 Loading Docks
* 45 Standard Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Construction

The building spans 53,056 square feet with a warehouse clearance of 24 feet. It features 30 loading docks and is situated on a 3.81-acre lot zoned as M. Built in 1999, it boasts reinforced concrete construction and is equipped with a wet sprinkler system. City sewer and water utilities are available. Additionally, property offers spaces are available within the site. Suite 101 - 106 offers 33,576 square feet with 19 dock high positions, while another area provides 19,480 square feet with 11 dock high positions. The property also offers 45 standard parking spaces.

Survey Item 7 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Office Square Feet
Minimum: 3134
Maximum: 3268
Total Square Feet
Actual: 62336
Further Description * 62,336 SF Building Size
* Two Space Available
* 7.74 AC Lot Size
* Built 2001
* 24’ Clear Height
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* 3,134 SF & 3,268 SF office space
* Power Supply Amps: 2,500
* Dock High and Grade-level Access

The building spans 62,336 square feet and sits on a 7.74-acre lot, having been constructed in 2001 with reinforced concrete materials. Designed for multi-tenancy, it currently offers two spaces for lease. The first space comprises 22,051 square feet of industrial area, accompanied by a 3,268 square feet two-story office section. It is equipped with eight dock-high doors and two ramps for convenient access. The second space features 11,704 square feet of industrial area, along with a 3,134 square feet two-story office section. It includes four dock-high doors and one ramp. Both spaces can be combined to suit larger occupancy needs.

Survey Item 8 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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San Antonio International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 22
Total Square Feet
Actual: 147420
Further Description * 147,420 SF Building Size
* 27,000 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 6.39 AC Lot Size
* I-1 Zoning
* Built 1982
* Class B Building
* Wet Sprinkler System
* 22' Clear Height
* 30’ x 45’ Column Spacing
* 3 Dock Doors
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* Reinforced Concrete Construction

The property encompasses a multi-tenant building spanning 147,420 square feet, featuring various units for industrial purposes. Situated on a spacious 6.39-acre lot, it is zoned as I-1 and was constructed in 1982 with reinforced concrete, ensuring structural integrity. Classified as a Class B building, it is equipped with a wet sprinkler system to enhance safety measures. The facility offers 27,000 square feet of industrial area, providing flexibility for diverse business needs. With a generous clearance height of 22 feet and column spacing measuring 30 feet by 45 feet, the building layout is optimized for efficient operations. It includes three dock doors for convenient loading and unloading, along with a drive-in bay for added accessibility.

Survey Item 9 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
between 5 and 805 Freeway
Keyword Selection
San Diego International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 17000
Further Description * 17,000 SF Building Size
* 3,500 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 3.54 AC Lot Size
* 1900 Built
* 2 Separate Offices Inside the building
* Heavy power 200A 480/240v
* 50k lumen LED stadium lights
* 5 ton Aerial crane
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 40 Standard Parking Spaces

The property features a building spanning 17,000 square feet, offering multi-tenancy options, and is situated on a 3.54-acre lot. Constructed in 1900, it offers 3,500 square feet of available industrial space. Additionally, it includes two separate offices within the building. Equipped with heavy power capabilities of 200A at 480/240 volts, the property ensures efficient electrical supply for various industrial operations. Inside the building, upgraded 50k lumen LED stadium lights provide ample illumination. Facilitating heavy lifting tasks, the property boasts an aerial crane rated at 5 tons, capable of traversing most of the warehouse space. Several roll-down doors and entry points offer convenient access to the premises. Parking is available with 40 standard spaces provided for tenants and visitors. Additionally, there is a separate parcel of land spanning 10,000 square feet, available for use.

Survey Item 10 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-8
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I-5
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I-805
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I-15
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SR-94
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San Diego International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 22
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3500
Total Square Feet
Actual: 27460
Further Description * 27,460 SF Building Size
* Divisible to 20,000 SF
* 1.50 AC Lot Size
* SESDPD-I-2 Zoning
* Built 1987
* 22’ Clear Height
* 3,500 SF office
* Wet Sprinklered
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* Solar Panel System
* 1 Exterior Dock Door
* 53 Standard Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* Power Supply : 2,000 Amps, 277-480 Volts, 3 Phase

This multi-tenancy property, divisible by 20,000 square feet, encompasses a building size of 27,460 square feet and is situated on a 1.50-acre lot. Constructed in 1987, the property adheres to SESDPD-I-2 zoning regulations, offering a versatile space for various tenants. With a substantial clear height of 22 feet and reinforced concrete construction, the property provides a sturdy and spacious environment conducive to diverse business operations. A dedicated 3,500 square feet of office space further enhances the functionality of the facility. Equipped with a wet sprinkler system, the property prioritizes safety measures, ensuring the protection of assets and personnel. The robust power supply, boasting 2,000 amps and 277–480 volts in a three-phase configuration, caters to the diverse energy needs of modern businesses. Notably, the property features a solar panel system, aligning with sustainable practices and reducing the environmental impact. For operational convenience, the property offers three drive-in bays and one exterior dock door, facilitating efficient loading and unloading processes. This freestanding building provides 53 standard parking spaces, ensuring convenient access for tenants and visitors alike.

Survey Item 11 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 22
Maximum: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 59567
Further Description * 59,567 SF Building Size
* 7,744 SF Industrial Space Available
* 4.37 AC Lot Size
* I-L Zoning
* Built 1985
* 22'-24’ Clear Height
* Wet Sprinklered
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 18 Exterior Dock Doors
* 100 Standard Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* Power Supply : 2,000 Amps, 120-280 Volts, 3 Phase, 4 Wire

This property, spanning a 4.37-acre lot, encompasses a building size of 59,567 square feet and operates as a multi-tenancy facility. Built in 1985, the property showcases a durable design with reinforced concrete construction, providing a robust foundation for various industrial activities. Featuring a substantial clear height ranging from 22 to 24 feet, the property offers ample vertical space to accommodate diverse industrial operations. The wet sprinkler system adds an extra layer of safety to the facility, ensuring the protection of assets and personnel. The power supply is robust, with 2,000 amps and 120–280 volts in a three-phase, four-wire configuration. This configuration caters to the diverse energy needs of modern industrial operations, supporting a seamless workflow. With three drive-in bays and a notable eighteen exterior dock doors, the property prioritizes efficient loading and unloading processes, enhancing overall operational efficiency. Additionally, the property provides 100 standard parking spaces, ensuring convenient access for both tenants and visitors.

Survey Item 12 of 28 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
San Antonio International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 22
Office Square Feet
Actual: 500
Total Square Feet
Actual: 16000
Further Description * 16,000 SF Building Size
* Two Space Available
* 1.53 AC Lot Size
* I-2 Zoning
* Built 1985
* 22’ Clear Height
* 500 SF Office Space
* 4 Drive-In Bays
* 1 Interior Dock Door
* 1 Exterior Dock Door
* 11 Standard Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Construction

The building, which spans 16,000 square feet and accommodates multi-tenancy, is situated on a 1.53-acre lot with I-2 zoning. Constructed in 1985 using reinforced concrete, it offers a durable and robust structure. There are currently two available spaces within the property. The first space, measuring 6,000 square feet, features a simple open layout with a 500-square-foot two-story office, two restrooms with showers, two drive-in overhead doors, and one dock-high internal ramp. This space is ready for immediate occupancy. The second space, totaling 10,000 square feet, is in the planning stage for a fresh office setup. It offers a spacious and clear, open layout suitable for various purposes. Additionally, this space includes one dock well and one overhead door, providing versatile access options.

This category is the most general when it comes to Warehouse Properties for your metro area. We've covered quite a few separately - like Crane-equipped, Cold Storage, and Dock High, and properties including a storage yard - which are some major categories. Some other categories (not listed in the article links at the bottom of this article) folks might be looking for are:

  • Industrial Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Flex Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale (usually has a higher-end external finish/appearance, a higher-end office area, and varying levels of warehouse space)
  • Office Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale (very similar to Flex above)
  • Industrial Property for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • R&D Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Wafer Fab for Lease, Rent, or Sale (specialized building for the fabrication of semiconductor integrated circuits)
  • Manufacturing Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Drive-in Warehouses/Grade Level Warehouses for Lease, Rent, or Sale

There are many more options for searching for this type of property/space. There are also a number of issues we can help you with that are not mentioned elsewhere - things like:

  • Free Trade Zone Access (FTZ)
  • Shipping Ports
  • Airport Hubs
  • Corporate, Company and Site Relocations
  • Rail Access
  • Cross-Dock
  • Etc.

There are a number of cities included in the San Diego Metro. Here are a few of the larger ones: San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas, & National City.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our San Diego Metro Area home page. You can navigate directly to the link on your Metro Home Page using the In-Page link for "Service Area Summary." This list includes all of the Cities and Towns of which we are aware in the Metro Area. Each City and Town listed is also a link to detailed statistics about that specific place drawn from various Census Bureau reports.

When a client asks us to help them search for a property to meet their needs for a Industrial Warehouse Space for Lease Or Rent in San Diego, we go to the best listing services and to our fellow Commercial Real Estate brokers to pull together all the information available for properties meeting the stated client requirements. We validate the information to be provided - likely by talking directly with the selling or leasing brokers - and then help our clients go through this information to help them select the best fit properties, from which the client would select properties they wish to tour. We are posting an abbreviated version of a search we've either performed for another client, or one we've performed particularly for this article. We call the information provided in this article a "Survey," and we'd love to turn this survey into a full set of search results based upon your requirements! If you don't see a survey in the next section, it just means we haven't gotten around to it yet. If you need this type of property, please do let us know and we'll contact you to get started. The search we perform for you will include most or all categories you see here, plus information about pricing, other expenses, availability, and anything we can find regarding other requirements you provide for your use case. We would provide all of this, along with any available flyers, photos, and detailed information regarding each property.

This standard brokerage service is provided at no cost to you as it is ordinarily included in the transaction and paid for by the seller or landlord.

The market for Commercial Real Estate is very dynamic, and information regarding an available property can change from day-to-day, hour-to-hour, and even minute-to-minute. When you provide us with your requirements for a given property type, we perform a new search, validate all of the information, and provide you with the most reliable information we are able. The information we obtain for you is obtained from what we believe to be reliable sources. The statements and representations made are from these sources and not the statements and representations of the broker putting together your requested search.

Our job is to find a selection of Industrial Warehouse Spaces for Lease Or Rent in the San Diego Metro using all public and private information services along with our shoe leather and connections. This identification process is without financial obligation to you. Brokers make their money at closing, and these commissions are generally included in the lease and purchase price. To make contact with us, please use our chat widget at the bottom right of your screen, call the number at the top right of your screen, or go to our form page to send us your contact information and a summary of your requirement. For more information about our San Diego Area Affiliate, and more about what we do for you, please visit our San Diego Metro Area.

If you like what you see here and you have a Industrial Warehouse Space for Lease Or Rent in San Diego, or any other property or space you want to put on the market, please contact us and we'll provide you with a no-obligation listing consultation. To make contact with us, please use our chat widget to the bottom right of your screen, call the number at the top right of your screen, or use our listing information form to send us your contact information and a summary of your property.

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