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Star Hughes-Gorup

Senior Vice President & Director

Hughes Marino

DRE #01907998

1450 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 238-2111



Star Hughes-Gorup is a senior vice president and director at Hughes Marino, San Diego’s leading commercial real estate firm that exclusively represents tenants and buyers. Star is a licensed broker in eight states, handling complex transactions for her clients throughout the country.

She is a six-time winner of The Irvine Company’s prestigious “Broker of the Year” award, a three-time winner of San Diego Magazine’s “Woman of the Year” award, a three-time winner of the Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award, a two-time winner of San Diego Metro Magazine’s “40 Under 40” award, among many other honors.

Star has appeared in national, regional and local publications, including Forbes, as well as on local TV news programs as a millennial voice on a variety of topics including business, technology, and education. She has also spoken at numerous events, informing businesses of the critical importance and differences between tenant representation and dual agency firms. Star graduated from University of San Diego with a 4.0 GPA at age 19, and earned her MBA in one year at the age of 20 (also from University of San Diego).


  • Education
  • — University of San Diego, MBA
  • — University of San Diego, BBA
  • Professional Activities
  • — California Department of Real Estate Licensed Broker
    — Broker License #01907998
  • Honors and Awards
  • — Broker of the Year, six-time winner — The Irvine Company
  • — Women of Influence 2019, Mentor of the Year — Real Estate Forum
  • — 2019 Top Leaders Under 40 Award Winner — San Diego Business Journal
  • — San Diego’s Women Who Mean Business, three-time winner — San Diego Business Journal
  • — Business Woman of the Year Finalist, two-time winner — San Diego Business Journal
  • — Young Leader Award — San Diego Magazine
  • — San Diego’s Woman of the Year Finalist, three-time winner — San Diego Magazine
  • — San Diego’s 40 Under 40 Award, two-time winner — San Diego Metro Magazine
  • — San Diego’s 30 Under 30 Award — San Diego County Patch
  • — Emerging Generation Award Finalist — San Diego Business Journal
  • — San Diego Power Women in Real Estate Honoree — Bisnow
  • — San Diego’s Young Influentials, two-time nominee — The Daily Transcript
  • — Power Broker Award Winner — CoStar
  • Civic and Charitable Activities
  • — Downtown San Diego Partnership — Board of Directors & Executive Committee
  • — San Diego Regional Chamber Young Leaders — Board Member