Posts by Jason Hughes

The Canary in the Coal Mine Stops Singing…

, on March 13, 2020

The story of the “canary in the coal mine” is an advanced warning of danger. The metaphor originates from when miners used to carry caged canaries while at work; if the air in the mine became toxic, the canary would die before levels of gas became hazardous to humans. Many of our clients consider Hughes Marino the canary—an alert system that would be the first to go on record that the commercial real estate market had become toxic…like we did back in 1999 and 2007, a year in advance to each of those prior major recessions. Well, that day is today.

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Jason Hughes

Jason Hughes is chairman, CEO, and owner of Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate company with offices across the nation. A pioneer in the field of tenant representation, Jason has exclusively represented tenants and buyers for more than 25 years. He writes about topics in commercial real estate from a tenant’s perspective on his blog, Downtown Dirt. Contact Jason at 1-844-662-6635 or to learn more.

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