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Jason Hughes

Chairman, CEO, and owner of Hughes Marino

San Diego
West Coast
Tenant and Buyer Representation
Jason Hughes
San Diego (92101) United States (California)
Professional Status
Just looking around
About Me
Jason Hughes is chairman, CEO, and owner of Hughes Marino. Jason began his commercial realty career in the 1980s working for Cushman & Wakefield in the Century City area of Los Angeles. He later moved to San Diego where he has represented corporate, non-profit, and municipal tenants in their lease and purchase negotiations for nearly thirtyyears.
For more than 20 years, Jason Hughes and his wife Shay have been very influential in the commercial real estate industry. With roots originally in San Diego (where Hughes Marino is the largest exclusive tenant and buyer representation company), the tenant representation firm has become a prominent player in the industry with offices throughout the nation. As market leaders, Jason and Shay have focused on providing deeper client services than ever experienced in the industry before, adding service and results guarantees to all of their customer relationships.

Recognized as a key figure in the tenant representation field, Jason Hughes pioneered new legislation known as the real estate broker Dual Agency Disclosure Bill, or SB 1171, which was signed into law by Governor Brown in August 2014 and went into effect on January 1, 2015. The new state law increases transparency and fairness for California commercial tenants, who now must be advised in writing when working with a broker who represents both tenants and landlords, creating a potential conflict of interest.

Over the years, Jason Hughes has transacted leases and purchases for tens of millions of square feet. He has experience negotiating complex and high-value leases; early renegotiations; expansion and contraction negotiations; office, hotel, and condominium purchases; participating loan structuring; lease and loan workouts; government negotiations; anchor high-rise lease negotiations; build-to-suit developments and project finance negotiations. Jason has negotiated many of the largest tenant lease transactions in Downtown San Diego, Sorrento Mesa, Carmel Valley, and the UTC area over the past thirty years—and is regarded as one of the preeminent commercial realty experts in San Diego and throughout California.

Jason Hughes received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Pepperdine University and his Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of San Diego. He has also taken numerous executive programs at Harvard University, UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, and UCSD’s Rady School of Management, and he has appeared on numerous television programs and business publications as an industry expert.
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Pepperdine University

1987 to 1989
Business Administration