Southern California’s best
Our team is proud to have represented some of Southern California’s best and brightest businesses and organizations.
"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 of 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 17 years. They’ve handled many projects for us, including our corporate headquarters in Carmel Valley, our San Diego Service Center in Kearny Mesa, and numerous branch locations throughout the county, including our main downtown office. They’re very professional, and they have good, solid market information. You’re not concerned that they’re also representing one of the landlords you are negotiating with because they only do tenant representation, which for us is important."
– David Russell Senior Vice President and Manager of the Corporate Real Estate Facilities Department
California Bank & Trust
"I have worked with the Hughes Marino team for over ten years, their knowledge of the San Diego 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 San Diego market, I think Hughes Marino is able to help every tenant get the best deal possible."
– Ned Israelsen Managing Partner, Knobbe Martens
"The style of Hughes Marino mirrors the style of the lawyers here at Cooley – they have excellent business judgment and they focus on the business goals of their clients. We have worked with Hughes Marino frequently with our own clients and have always been impressed with their skills and assertiveness. Their market knowledge is encyclopedic."
– Fred Muto Partner of Cooley LLP
"Every time I asked for recommendations from other business leaders about commercial real estate companies who could help with our unique systems and security needs, the Hughes Marino name came up. The team they put on our account not only identified and negotiated for a terrific space, they also managed our leasehold improvements. And through their relationships helped us fill a key management position. We’ve certainly benefited from their deep local knowledge, tenant-only focus and tireless efforts on multiple fronts. Did they meet our company’s expectations? Absolutely - and in more ways than we ever expected."
– Bruce Hansen Chairman and CEO of ID Analytics Inc.
"Hughes Marino is 100% focused and committed to providing businesses like ours with strategic, unbiased, professional real estate advice and representation. We knew we could trust them to look out for our best interests – and they did. We consider them an important advisor to our company."
– George DeVries CEO of American Specialty Health
"At Lockton, we’re client advocates so we fully understand that there’s an art to being an effective broker, optimizing terms and costs on behalf of the client. Hughes Marino delivered. They truly have their finger on the pulse of the market. We will not hesitate to contact them in the future, and we recommend them highly to the businesses we interact with each day."
– Jim Skeen Partner of Lockton
"Hughes Marino has been a great partner for our company. They are a full-service organization. They helped us with construction to make the space totally suitable for our needs. They’re the best tenant representation around."
– Patrick Henry CEO of Entropic
"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 of Cytori
"As a large hospitality investment, development and management company based in Southern California, we rely on the expertise of the Hughes Marino Tax Credit Services team not only to secure all available tax credits on our behalf, but also to advise us during the financial modeling process when evaluating how tax credits influence project feasibility. Their efforts have resulted in large tax savings for our company and I admire the passion they have for their work."
– Bhavesh Patel SVP Finance, Evolution Hospitality
"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 Mama's Kitchen
"They have done a wonderful job representing us and our needs. Because we come into contact with many new companies, we have been able to recommend Hughes Marino on numerous occasions and have worked with them extensively over the years. They are truly a leader in tenant real estate services."
– David Ryan Managing Partner of Mission Ventures
"Hughes Marino has become preeminent experts on downtown commercial office space. Almost everyone I know uses them – giving them incredible leverage with the landlords. The knowledge and capability of Hughes Marino reminds me of the Wizard of Oz. They are truly amazing."
– James Allen Managing Partner of Endeman Lincoln Turek & Heater
"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 COO of Feeding America
"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 of San Diego