The Best and Brightest


Our team is proud to have represented some of the most incredible
businesses and organizations in the country.

"As a spin out of a larger company, Agena had less than 12 months to hire an executive management team and build the infrastructure to support a new company with worldwide revenues approaching $50 million. This included IT systems, finance and administrative teams, as well as a new corporate headquarters including R&D and manufacturing. Hughes Marino listened closely and helped guide an efficient and highly effective, accelerated process of selecting and negotiating a new facility in just four months. Hughes Marino’s unique in-house construction management team seamlessly took it from there, delivering an on-time, on-budget tenant buildout from the ground up in just five months. We could not have asked for more, or been more happy with the results."

— Terance Kinninger

CFO, Agena Bioscience, Inc.

"The style of Hughes Marino mirrors the style of the lawyers here at Cooley – they have excellent business judgment and they focus on the business goals of their clients. We have worked with Hughes Marino frequently with our own clients and have always been impressed with their skills and assertiveness. Their market knowledge is encyclopedic."

— Fred Muto

Partner, Cooley LLP

"Hughes Marino has been an invaluable asset to the City of San Diego. Jason and his team have saved city taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, and for that we are very grateful."

— The Honorable Kevin Faulconer

Mayor, City of San Diego

"We have worked with Hughes Marino since 2007. Since that time they have assisted with over 10 lease negotiations, several build outs and multiple moves. They take the phrase “full-service” to a whole new level as experts in not only getting the deal done but helping the business remain productive during construction associated with moves and expansions. We look forward to continuing to grow with them."

— Bill Kuncz

CFO, GreatCall

"Our experience with Hughes Marino has been nothing short of amazing. In our entire three years of working together, there was never any doubt that they were 110% behind us through every step of the process. They are creative, strong negotiators and provide end-to-end service from discovery to legal to construction. I would happily recommend Hughes Marino to anyone who has commercial real estate needs."

— Scot Chisholm

CEO, Classy

"If you are looking for a professional commercial broker that will always keep your best interest in front and work to ensure that you and your company’s needs are met every step of the way, then you should hire Hughes Marino. They think outside the box, ask detailed questions, and went beyond our expectations. I strongly advise anyone looking for a commercial lease to contact Hughes Marino."

— Tim Ney

COO, Feeding America

"We believe if you represent both plaintiffs and defendants there’s an automatic conflict, whether it be real or perceived. So it only made sense to choose Hughes Marino, a company that represents tenants only, to handle our lease negotiations in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and New York. With over 150 lawyers and 275 support staff, we have very specific space and technology requirements and Hughes Marino has the expertise to manage our leasehold improvements. We’ve certainly benefited from their tenant-only focus and full range of services. They are tireless in their efforts."

— John J. Stoia, Jr.

Former Managing Partner, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins (now Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd)

"Relocating our campus was a major undertaking. We had been in our old space for 20+ years, and we have very unique building requirements. The Hughes Marino team was an invaluable partner from start to finish. They helped us to find, to negotiate, to budget and to build. All the while respecting the fact that we had an ongoing business to manage. And they continue to add value in our relationship as trusted partners and friends. Moving a business is an important and frequently challenging process; thanks to the Hughes Marino team we were successful beyond our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend their team to any company approaching a real estate decision."

— Russ McCallian

Managing Director, Center for Creative Leadership

"Over the last 20 years and four companies, Hughes Marino has helped me through various expansions and relocations along with other lease matters. They have been great at understanding what I really need and have found the right matches at the right terms and pricing for us. They have also complemented our thinking and been a true advisor related to our real estate needs. They have been able to optimize my time so neither my management team nor I spend very much time or energy thinking about real estate."

— Steve Mitgang

CEO, SmartDrive

"Having founded several companies over my career, I have always done commercial real estate negotiations myself, or used a traditional broker. This was the first time I had engaged Hughes Marino and tenant representation, and I am simply shocked at the quality of the outcome. Hughes Marino developed a creative negotiating strategy that relieved me of excess space and cost before my lease expiration date, and weaved concessions into the renewal that I would’ve never dreamed of. They fought hard for my company’s benefit, exceeded all of my expectations and we did not have to spend any management time on the endeavor. Hughes Marino has my highest recommendation and is my provider of choice going forward with anything having to do with commercial real estate."

— John Perkins

CEO, Home Junction