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Shay Hughes Named Executive of the Year Finalist at LABJ Women’s Summit

By Briana Waris

Last week the Los Angeles Business Journal hosted its 23rd annual Women’s Summit Awards Luncheon to celebrate Los Angeles’ most inspirational women business leaders. We are thrilled to announce that Hughes Marino’s very own chief operating officer, Shay Hughes, was selected as a finalist in the Executive of the Year category. With over 300 nominees, we are humbled and grateful to see Shay be recognized among so many accomplished and talented women.


The Summit recognized outstanding achievements in business by women who “lead by example, successfully blending effective business vision with a passionate commitment to positively making a difference.” This couldn’t be more accurate of Shay, who has completely transformed the traditional model of commercial real estate brokerage, creating an environment at Hughes Marino where all team members feel valued, respected and inspired.

The Los Angeles Business Journal wrote:

“As owner and chief operating officer of Hughes Marino, Shay Hughes manages the end-to-end operations of the firm and plays a key role in all aspects of business strategy, human resources, marketing, and client relations. She has been instrumental in shaping Hughes Marino’s culture, spearheading the development of the company’s core values, and investing great time and energy into building a world-class team of professionals who are not only at the top of their game in business, but also treat one another like family.

She built an operations team from the ground up, personally interviewing and selecting all of its members, who now outnumber the brokers in the company two to one.

In addition to running the company, she personally designed all of Hughes Marino’s offices, executing her vision for cozy, inviting workspaces with all the comforts of home. It is just one more way that she has helped Hughes Marino break the mold of what a commercial real estate firm can be.”

A huge congratulations to Shay, who couldn’t be more deserving of this award. She is an inspirational business leader and role model who truly leads by example, and our company would not be the same without her.

Briana Iverson is marketing director at Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate company specializing in tenant representation and building purchases with offices across the nation. Contact Briana at 1-844-662-6635 or briana@hughesmarino.com to learn more.

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