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How We Created an Award-Winning Company Culture

Watch the video above for in-depth insight into Hughes Marino’s award-winning culture!

By Shay Hughes

We believe what differentiates a great company from a good one is a culture that feels more like a family than a place of work. That is what we have always strived to do since we first opened our doors many years ago. Our unique culture is something we take great pride in, and year after year it has led us to be named one of the top places to work in the country. Some of our proudest accomplishments have been the recognition by Fortune Magazine and Entrepreneur as a top company culture, and we are forever grateful.

We’re often asked how we have cultivated such an authentic and dynamic culture. Creating this environment for our team members has been no easy task, but it all comes down to a very simple concept: Find the best teammates we possibly can, and empower them to move mountains and succeed past their wildest dreams. Of course, the journey does not just end with finding great people, it goes much deeper than that! Here are four insights into how we have worked to create our thriving culture at Hughes Marino.

We Find the Best Teammates on Earth

We never compromise on excellence, which is especially important when we hire new team members. No matter how long the search, we are committed to finding perfect teammates who are incredibly talented, smart, and kind-hearted people who align with our cherished Core Values. When we do find that magic combination in a new team member, we welcome them into our tribe as a member of the Hughes Marino family.

We Grow as a Team When We Grow as Individuals

To quote one of our favorite HM-isms – “Get uncomfortable!” We challenge each other to grow on a daily basis, both professionally and personally. In our quest to grow together, we bring in world-class speakers and authors, and are always finding ways to improve our leadership and communication skills. We encourage every team member to be a leader, to speak at events in the community, and write articles for our blog. The more we practice these skills, the better we become.  As a team, we are in a constant pursuit of growth and innovation so we continue raising the bar in everything we do.

We Enjoy the Journey

While vacation is nice, our HM Core Value #3 is so much more than that! We want every team member to enjoy the journey while spending time together working in our beautiful offices–playing a game of pool, learning new skills, and celebrating each other’s successes. Most importantly, we want our team to enjoy spending valuable time with like-minded team members who always do the right thing.

We Understand There Are No Overnight Successes

Our success definitely did not happen overnight, and we contribute every one of our successes to our amazingly dedicated team. From our original 14 teammates, to our newest member, each individual has brought unique gifts and strengths to the company, and have made Hughes Marino what it is today. We are 100-percent dedicated to creating a nurturing and supportive environment for our team to flourish, achieve and succeed, and we will always be committed to the personal well being and success of our teammates.

From our phenomenal teammates, to our inspiring clients and vibrant communities we serve, we want everyone to love being a part of Hughes Marino. We are honored to serve the best and brightest communities in our nation. We love what we do and who we do it with, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

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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