Career, Hughes Marino

Jason Hughes Leads Hughes Marino into Success

Jason Hughes Marino is a tenant and buyer representation firm based in San Diego. After growing into one of the most prominent and exclusive companies, it has extended its services across several areas on the West Coast. Its chairman, founder, and CEO, has extensive knowledge of commercial reality. Jason Hughes started his career in the 1980s in Los Angeles, working for Cushman & Wakefield. Later on, he relocated to San Diego, where he worked for nearly 30 years in representing and leading purchase and lease negotiations for non-profit, corporate, and municipal tenants.


Jason Hughes is an influential player in the field of tenant representation throughout the nation. He focuses on offering his clients deeper and better services and results in the industry, translating into more meaningful customer relationships. He has also been instrumental in developing and implementing remarkable legislation in tenant representation in California. Jason Hughes has led notable lease negotiations in the Carmel Valley, TTC area, Sorrento Mesa, and Downtown San Diego. Under his portfolio, Hughes has tens of millions of square feet in lease purchases and transactions. 


Jason Hughes’s experience extends into contract and expansion negotiations, built to suit developments, participating loan structuring, size corporate purchases, and project finance negotiations. The preeminent reality expert has been on several television programs and publications throughout California and San Diego. Jason Hughes attended Pepperdine University for his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the University of San Diego for his Masters of Business Administration in Finance. Besides his education, Hughes has undertaken several programs at UCLA’S Anderson School of Business, Harvard University, and UCSD’s Rady School of Management.