Posts by Star Hughes-Gorup

Downtown San Diego: A New Frontier for SoCal Life Science?

on October 13, 2021

Once brimming with the energy of tech startups, marketing agencies and professional service firms—as well as a thriving retail, dining, arts, theater and music scene—Downtown San Diego has a long way to go to achieve its pre-pandemic vitality. Over the past year and half, many downtown companies moved out of tens of thousands of square feet of office space, leaving more than a 40% availability. That’s nearly five million square feet that’s waiting for tenants to show interest again.

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Star Hughes-Gorup

Star Hughes-Gorup is a senior vice president and director at Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate firm with offices across the nation. Star is a key member of Hughes Marino’s brokerage team, where she specializes in tenant representation and building purchases. Star also makes frequent media appearances to speak on business issues from a millennial perspective, and regularly writes for Hughes Marino’s “Spaces We Love” blog. Contact Star at 1-844-662-6635, or

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