The Best and Brightest


Our team is proud to have represented some of the most incredible
businesses and organizations in the country.

"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

Former CFO & VP of Finance and Administration, GreatCall

"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)

"We have a long-term relationship with the Hughes Marino team that goes back more than 20 years and they have handled our Lease Administration since May of 2013. We take comfort in knowing their very capable Lease Administration team is there each and every day to help us stay on top of critical lease related issues. I can confidently say that Hughes Marino has added great value to our Lease Administration processes, created significant savings for us and reduced the risk associated with our lease obligations."

— David Russell

Senior Vice President and Manager, Corporate Real Estate Facilities Department California Bank & Trust

"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.

"The Hughes Marino team was an invaluable resource to the Downtown San Diego Partnership in negotiating our current lease and ensuring the design and construction of our new home was completed on time and on budget. We absolutely love our new space. It’s everything we wanted. The Hughes Marino Construction Management team guided the design team in designing to our needs and budget, and then proactively managed our expectations throughout the entire construction process. The new space has lifted team morale, and has given us a space in which we’re proud to welcome our members and host our numerous events. I can see why so many companies trust Hughes Marino, I would absolutely recommend their services to others."

— Kris Michell

President and CEO, Downtown San Diego Partnership

"Relocating our campus was a major undertaking. We had been in our old space for 20+ years, and we have very unique building requirements. The Hughes Marino team was an invaluable partner from start to finish. They helped us to find, to negotiate, to budget and to build. All the while respecting the fact that we had an ongoing business to manage. And they continue to add value in our relationship as trusted partners and friends. Moving a business is an important and frequently challenging process; thanks to the Hughes Marino team we were successful beyond our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend their team to any company approaching a real estate decision."

— Russ McCallian

Managing Director, Center for Creative Leadership

"There are many of us in Southern California who consider Hughes Marino to be the most effective tenant-focused firm in real estate in our market area. Hughes Marino successfully represented HCAP Partners twice during the last 10 years, first identifying excellent quality space for our head office in San Diego, and later assisting us in relocating and expanding our growing business into equally good quality space at a much lower price per square foot than I thought possible. In both cases we leased from the Irvine Company and I couldn’t have been more impressed with Hughes Marino's performance. In both cases they used in-house lawyers for documentation and in-house construction managers for the build out. My experience has been that Hughes Marino excels at locating and negotiating deals, and has been significantly more favorable for us than have been several of their competitors."

— Morgan L. Miller Jr.

Managing Partner, HCAP Partners

"If you are looking for a professional commercial broker that will always keep your best interest in front and work to ensure that you and your company’s needs are met every step of the way, then you should hire Hughes Marino. They think outside the box, ask detailed questions, and went beyond our expectations. I strongly advise anyone looking for a commercial lease to contact Hughes Marino."

— Tim Ney

Former COO, Feeding America

"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

"The folks at Hughes Marino were present, attentive, patient and responsive during what could have been a very daunting process. They earned my trust and confidence because from the start they understood the needs of our organization. As a result, we found the perfect home for Mama’s Kitchen."

— Alberto Cortes

Executive Director, Mama's Kitchen