The Best and Brightest


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

"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 of Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins (now Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd)

"We have a long-term relationship with the Hughes Marino team that goes back 17 years. They’ve handled many projects for us, including our corporate headquarters in Carmel Valley, our San Diego Service Center in Kearny Mesa, and numerous branch locations throughout the county, including our main downtown office. They’re very professional, and they have good, solid market information. You’re not concerned that they’re also representing one of the landlords you are negotiating with because they only do tenant representation, which for us is important."

— David Russell

Senior Vice President and Manager of the Corporate Real Estate Facilities Department California Bank & Trust

"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

"I have worked with the Hughes Marino team for over ten years, their knowledge of the San Diego office space market is extraordinary. They know all the players, and because they do so many deals and because of their depth of understanding of the San Diego market, I think Hughes Marino is able to help every tenant get the best deal possible."

— Ned Israelsen

Managing Partner, Knobbe Martens

"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 of Cooley LLP

"Hughes Marino is 100% focused and committed to providing businesses like ours with strategic, unbiased, professional real estate advice and representation. We knew we could trust them to look out for our best interests – and they did. We consider them an important advisor to our company."

— George DeVries

CEO of American Specialty Health

"Our company was being forced to move by circumstances beyond our control, and we were unhappy with our existing representation. Enter Hughes Marino, who quickly identified three buildings within a mile or two of our existing space, which was critical to preserving our workforce. They took exactly the right approach, creating an auction environment with landlords competing for our business. We were able to sign a lease in a relatively short time frame and saved a ton of money in the process. What I like about Hughes Marino is that they were with us from womb to tomb, connecting us to a CM team, having their general counsel review our lease, and staying involved long after our lease was signed. I can’t recommend them highly enough."

— Todd Bell

CFO of IXI Technologies

"Every time I asked for recommendations from other business leaders about commercial real estate companies who could help with our unique systems and security needs, the Hughes Marino name came up. The team they put on our account not only identified and negotiated for a terrific space, they also managed our leasehold improvements. And through their relationships helped us fill a key management position. We’ve certainly benefited from their deep local knowledge, tenant-only focus and tireless efforts on multiple fronts. Did they meet our company’s expectations? Absolutely - and in more ways than we ever expected."

— Bruce Hansen

Chairman and CEO of ID Analytics Inc.

"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 of GreatCall

"At Lockton, we’re client advocates so we fully understand that there’s an art to being an effective broker, optimizing terms and costs on behalf of the client. Hughes Marino delivered. They truly have their finger on the pulse of the market. We will not hesitate to contact them in the future, and we recommend them highly to the businesses we interact with each day."

— Jim Skeen

Partner of Lockton