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Hughes Marino San Diego office

Hughes Marino

Corporate Real Estate Advisors

Decades ago, the traditional brokerage model was one where the brokerage represented landlords in negotiations with tenants for commercial space. Hughes Marino recognized that this left tenants unrepresented at the bargaining table where they rarely got a fair shake when negotiating with sophisticated landlords. Hughes Marino decided to change the model. The company opened its San Diego business with the goal of advocating for the rights of the underdog and representing tenants exclusively. The approach caught on and catapulted the company to become the largest exclusive tenant and buyer representation company in the county. 


The company proved that focusing exclusively on tenants and buyers is not just a niche. It is the wave of the future for brokerages. Hughes Marino now services clients nationwide. In addition to the San Diego Corporate Headquarters, the company has five offices up the California Coast, and offices in Colorado, Washington and New York. 

Jason Hughes is known in the industry for his expertise in transacting leases and purchases of tens of millions of square feet of commercial space. Hughes Marino has flourished under his direction.

The company provides comprehensive business and advisory services to tenants and buyers. Some examples include:

  • Landlord/tenant negotiations with exclusive tenant representation.

  • Purchase and sale scenarios.

  • Sales and leasebacks.

  • Large corporate purchases.

  • Project finance negotiations.

  • Loan structuring to suit a buyer’s specific needs.

  • Built-to-suit developments.

  • Contract and expansion negotiations.

  • Office, hotel, and condominium purchases.

  • Lease and loan workouts.

  • Government negotiations.

  • Program, project, and construction management.

  • Representation of corporate, non-profit, and municipal tenants in their lease and purchase negotiations.

  • Global portfolio management.

At Hughes Marino, Jason Hughes makes certain all clients are taken care of with integrity and attention to detail. Whether the business is a locally owned San Diego business or one of the most sophisticated companies in the nation, the client receives the same service.


When asked what has contributed the most to the continued success of Hughes Marino, Jason Hughes points to the ten core values he and all his staff use when interacting with clients and the values upon which the business is based. These are:​

  • Always do the right thing.

  • Deliver excellence in everything.

  • Enjoy the journey.

  • Embrace the family spirit.

  • Build lasting relationships built on trust.

  • Nurture your professional and personal life.

  • Pursue growth and learning.

  • Generously give to others.

  • Proactively communicate with everyone 24/7.

  • Be authentic, grateful, and humble.

Each team member at Hughes Marino lives by these core values. This is what has made, and what continues to make, the company thrive. Jason Hughes states, “It’s this heritage that defines who we are and what we do today.”

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