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Brendan Foote

Senior Vice President, Tax Credit Services

Hughes Marino

Phone: 1-844-662-6635



Brendan Foote is senior vice president of Tax Credit Services (TCS) for Hughes Marino. Hughes Marino TCS focuses on securing tax refunds and savings for California businesses and business owners who are eligible for various economic development programs. With an expertise in such programs as the California Enterprise Zone Program, the Federal Empowerment Zone Program and the State LAMBRA Program, Brendan and his team have generated nearly $65 million in tax savings and refunds for their more than 350 active clients. Hughes Marino’s Tax Credit and Tenant Representation divisions integrate to provide tenants in the market with the most comprehensive site selection process available.

Brendan co-founded Cal Tax Group in 2006, a southern-California based tax credit and strategy consulting firm. In 2011, Cal Tax Group was acquired by Hughes Marino, Inc.

Brendan Foote graduated with a B.A. in business administration from the University of San Diego with an emphasis in international business and accounting. While at USD, Brendan was one of a few select students elected by the International Relations department to participate in a highly respected “think-tank” tour through Spain, France and Belgium. Brendan also studied at ITESO University in Guadalajara, Mexico and Syracuse University in Madrid, Spain. In the community, Brendan is active with several local charities including Just In Time, a program for kids who age out of the foster system. Brendan is on the Board of Directors for the Downtown San Diego Partnership and East Village Association. Brendan currently resides in Del Mar, CA.

  • Education
  • — University of San Diego, B.A. in business administration
  • — 40 Under 40 – San Diego Metro
  • — Downtown San Diego Partnership — Board Member
  • — East Village Association — Board Member
  • — World Trade Center — Board Member
  • — ProVisors
  • — Just In Time for Foster Youth
  • — USD Alumni Association
  • — Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • — CAEZ
  • — Its All About The Kids