Jason Hughes San Diego

Founder of Hughes Marino in San Diego, CA

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Jason Hughes of San Diego embarked on his real estate journey in the 1980s when he joined Cushman & Wakefield in the Century City area of Los Angeles. He acquired the essential knowledge and skills that would later define his career during this time. Motivated by new opportunities, he relocated to San Diego, a city with a vibrant commercial real estate market. There, he dedicated nearly three decades to representing corporate tenants in lease and purchase negotiations, setting the stage for his future as a critical figure in the industry.

In response to a gap he perceived in the market, Jason founded Hughes Marino, a global real estate advisory firm that specializes in representing occupiers of real estate. The firm has been involved in thousands of projects, helping clients develop and execute successful corporate real estate strategies. Its services include lease negotiations and structuring, owner-user acquisitions, construction and project management, portfolio management, lease auditing, lease administration, capital markets, and facility management.

The company is recognized as one of the most awarded companies in the United States, having earned accolades such as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Nation by Fortune magazine, the #2 Top Company Culture in the Nation by Entrepreneur, and the #1 Best Place to Work by local business journals across various office locations.

A culture of collaboration, innovation, and adherence to core values drives the firm. These values guide every aspect of its operations, inspiring the team to achieve excellence and prioritize the best interests of its clients, the company, and the community. Hughes Marino is renowned for its people-focused culture and commitment to fostering enduring relationships.

Under his innovative leadership, it has grown from its San Diego beginnings to become one of the nation's largest exclusive tenant and buyer representation firms. His strategic guidance and unwavering focus on client satisfaction have earned him widespread respect within San Diego and beyond.

Jason Hughes of San Diego has also made significant legislative contributions to the real estate industry, including introducing California's Dual Agency Disclosure Bill (SB1 17). Since its enactment in 2015, this law has improved transparency for commercial tenants, further highlighting its impact on the industry.

  • Education
    • Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University
    • MBA From from University of San Diego