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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

Senior Vice President and Director Star Hughes-Gorup is a key member of Hughes Marino’s brokerage team, where she has created a niche for herself working alongside her father, Jason Hughes. The two are in active negotiations for over 1,200,000 million square feet of leases at any given time, and Star has been instrumental in facilitating transactions for more than 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space to date. She blogs about commercial real estate and workspace design, and also makes frequent media appearances to speak on business issues from a millennial perspective.

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