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How the Hughes Marino Core Values Came To Be

By Shay Hughes

People are always asking us what makes Hughes Marino so special. It all comes back to our amazing team of people and the core values they embody. In creating this video, I wanted to tell the story of the ten core values that define us, and how they came to be.

In our second year as a company our original team came together to identify the values that we felt defined us as people, both personally and professionally. We knew our core values set us apart as a team and we wanted to put those fundamental ideas on paper to give ourselves and others greater clarity on who we are and what we stand for. After hours of comparing notes, we found that many of our ideas were almost identical, and we were able to distill them into ten distinct core values.

  1. Always do the right thing.
  2. Deliver excellence in everything we do.
  3. Enjoy the journey.
  4. Embrace the family spirit.
  5. Build lasting relationships based on trust.
  6. Nurture your personal and professional life.
  7. Pursue growth and learning.
  8. Generously give to others.
  9. Proactively communicate with everyone.
  10. Be authentic, grateful and humble.

Our core values started as a reflection of who we were then, and are now a guiding force in where we are headed. We live and breathe them every day, and they are central to our success as a company.

We shared this video with the entire Hughes Marino team during our fifth anniversary celebration last week, and the response was electric. We hope you enjoy it just as much as we do!

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To download a PDF of the Hughes Marino core values, please click here.

Shay Hughes is president, COO, and owner of Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate company specializing in tenant representation and building purchases with offices in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Seattle. Shay writes about business leadership and company culture on her blog, Lead from Within. Contact Shay at 1-844-NO-CONFLICT or shay@hughesmarino.com to learn more.



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