The Best and Brightest


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

"My firm has used the Hughes Marino team twice for our office needs. Both times they have exceeded expectations and delivered us deals that I did not think existed in the market place. Their knowledge of assets and relationships with landlords/ owners is second to none. We plan on utilizing their services for all of our office needs in the future. Hughes Marino has my highest recommendation."

— Cliff Carnes

COO, Johnson Capital

"Hughes Marino Rocks! They have been helping me expand our corporate footprint here in San Diego for the past 10 years. The Hughes Marino organization has not only helped me with my commercial real estate needs, but they have also added value by referring top talent, contractors and business, accounting and law firms to our organization. I fully endorse the Hughes Marino organization and plan on using them for all future businesses that I am involved with."

— Bill Unrue

CEO, insureWell

"I am very thankful to have been represented by Hughes Marino during our recent relocation. There were several areas that I am sure I would have overlooked had I attempted it myself. I plan to use Hughes Marino for all future needs. Great Experience!"

— Dylan Natter

CEO, centrexIT

"Hughes Marino has been an invaluable asset to the City of San Diego. Jason and his team have saved city taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, and for that we are very grateful."

— The Honorable Kevin Faulconer

Mayor, City of San Diego

"I have worked with the Hughes Marino team for over ten years, their knowledge of the office space market is extraordinary. They know all the players, and because they do so many deals and because of their depth of understanding of the market, I think Hughes Marino is able to help every tenant get the best deal possible."

— Ned Israelsen

Former Managing Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

"Hughes Marino did an amazing job assisting Bumble Bee Seafoods in finding our new corporate headquarters at Petco Park in Downtown San Diego. They identified a great, historical property – the Showley Brothers Candy factory – and helped us navigate the path of re-zoning, permitting, design, construction and move-in. Most importantly, they negotiated a competitively priced, long-term lease that ensures we will be here for the long term. We love our new space and our new surroundings in the East Village. It has also been a great benefit to company morale as our new location puts us in the middle of the exciting resurgence that is being experienced throughout Downtown San Diego. Hughes Marino is a “first class” operation and we would not hesitate to work with them again!"

— Chris Lischewski

President and CEO, Bumble Bee Seafoods

"Commercial real estate representation is about ethics, domain knowledge and concerns for what is best for the client. The firm of Hughes Marino was founded by some of the most experienced and trustworthy tenant representative commercial real estate brokers in Southern California. They have built a team with unparalleled ethics, energy, attention to detail and domain knowledge. Hughes Marino has represented several of the companies I have founded, including Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:PSMI). As important as that was for the growth of my ventures through a partnership I established with the principals over 20 years ago, it pales in comparison to what they have contributed to the creation and sustainability of the most important program in the Southern California innovation economy, the EvoNexus technology & life science incubator. The Hughes Marino team represents many of the early stage ventures in the EvoNexus portfolio and do so with the venture’s goals and growth strategy top of mind. EvoNexus is fortunate to have Hughes Marino as a strategic partner."

— Rory Moore

CEO & Director, EvoNexus

"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

"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

"Hughes Marino was instrumental in finding our new office and negotiating a great lease. As a nonprofit organization, we are limited by a tight budget and specific needs in terms storage space and geographic location. Hughes Marino was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process and we could not be happier with our new office."

— Haley Jain Haggerstone

Chapter Coordinator, Surfrider Foundation