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.

"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

"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)

"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

"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, IXI Technologies

"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

"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

"They go way beyond finding you a space - it's more like a relationship with an industry specialist. The level of service and attention to detail is exceptional. It's been a great relationship."

— Christopher Calhoun

CEO, Cytori

"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

"Hughes Marino has become preeminent experts on downtown commercial office space. Almost everyone I know uses them - giving them incredible leverage with the landlords. The knowledge and capability of Hughes Marino reminds me of the Wizard of Oz. They are truly amazing."

— James Allen

Managing Partner, Endeman Lincoln Turek & Heater