Jason Hughes is president of Hughes Marino, the largest San Diego commercial real estate company specializing in tenant representation. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Hughes is president of Hughes Marino, the largest tenant representation company in San Diego. Hughes Marino is committed to only representing tenants in their lease and purchase transactions of commercial space throughout the county.
Jason began his commercial real estate career in the late 1980’s where he worked at the Century City office of Cushman & Wakefield while attending college. Upon graduation, he moved to San Diego, where he represented downtown tenants and landlords before joining a local tenant representation firm in 1991. In 1993, Jason joined Craig Irving, where they founded Irving Hughes, of which Hughes was President.
In January 2011, Jason and Irving Hughes principal and executive vice president David Marino formed Hughes Marino. All of the former Irving Hughes team, sans Craig, joined Hughes Marino -- making Hughes Marino the largest exclusive tenant and buyer representation company in San Diego.
Over the years, Jason has transacted leases and purchases for tens of millions of square feet. He has experience negotiating all of the following: 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, Sorrento Mesa, Carmel Valley and the Golden Triangle area over the past twenty years -- and is a recognized commercial real estate expert throughout San Diego.
Jason is currently a featured columnist for the San Diego Business Journal -- and has been a past columnist for the San Diego Daily Transcript. He has been awarded many accolades, including: 40 Under 40 People to Watch -- San Diego Metro (twice); San Diego’s Top 120 Most Influential People (San Diego Daily Transcript), nominated as a Top Influential -- both 2007 & 2011 -- San Diego Daily Transcript; 50 People to Watch 2011 (San Diego Magazine); featured on the cover of San Diego Metro three times; and 25 Movers to Watch 2011 -- San Diego Metro. Jason has written well over 100 articles -- and he has been profiled in the San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Business Journal and the California Real Estate Journal.
Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and his Masters of Business Administration in real estate 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 the UCSD Extension program.
Jason has served the San Diego community in many capacities over the last twenty years. As past president, Jason has been touted as saving the New Children’s Museum, an award-winning landmark in downtown San Diego. He has also been a founder and served on the Board of Directors for San Diego based Torrey Pines Bank, the executive board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, the board of the Rancho Santa Fe Community School Endowment, the business council for the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, and the San Diego Opera. Additionally, he was an elected official of the Downtown Project Area Committee (the City of San Diego’s public arm of their redevelopment agency), as well as a director of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, the President of the Pepperdine Alumni of San Diego, and he has been involved with the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation and San Diego Cares. As a company Hughes Marino is dedicated to supporting and giving back to San Diego’s local non-profit groups.
Jason, his wife Shay, and their three children live in Rancho Santa Fe.