Hughes Marino Opens Denver Office
California-based brokerage firm Hughes Marino is expanding its corporate footprint, opening a new office in Denver. The firm is reportedly leasing temporary space at Dairy Block in LoDo while it works to secure a permanent office in the Mile High City.
“The commercial and entrepreneurial spirit of this region is at the core of its rapid growth and economic success,” said Jason Hughes, Chairman & CEO of Hughes Marino. “With Denver being a highly desirable place to live and do business, our expanding footprint is focused on bringing our portfolio of service offerings to businesses seeking tenant and buyer representation.”
Leading Hughes Marino’s Denver expansion are Lindsay Brown and Billy Byrne, both formerly senior level brokers from JLL. Both joined JLL as a result of JLL’s acquisition 12 years ago of The Staubach Company, which similar to Hughes Marino was a tenant-only representation firm. Also joining Hughes Marino are Annie Liston, Patrick Byrnes, Marc Feldman and Brinete Chavez from JLL, Amelia Vigen from Colliers, and Rider Stoglin from Newmark.
“We had a common acquaintance in Hughes Marino’s San Francisco office, and after learning more about the company, it’s unique consultative approach to an antiquated industry and its nationally recognized culture, Lindsay and I felt it was all that we could have wanted for our clients and a Denver team. I’m very grateful to be part of this organization, and I can’t wait to share all of the benefits with our clients and the greater Denver business community,” Byrne said.
Due to the national attention about the seriousness of conflicts of interest, and the singular focus on serving tenants rather than institutional landlords, the demand from businesses seeking corporate real estate advisory services from firms who only represent companies leasing or purchasing office space is growing and continues to be a driving force in the Hughes Marino expansion effort. From inception, the executive team has worked aggressively to bring to the marketplace a proprietary customer-centric approach to commercial real estate transactions.
“Trying to represent both landlords and tenants is an obsolete byproduct of an industry relic that is fundamentally flawed and patently unfair to tenants,” Hughes said. “We’re looking forward to introducing Denver businesses to the enormous benefits of working with a company that specializes in representing tenants in their leasing and buying of commercial space, not landlords.”
Fortune ranked Hughes Marino No.1 in the nation among the country’s best workplaces. Entrepreneur recognized the firm as N0.3 in the nation in their Top Company Cultures list for medium-sized companies, after being ranked No.2 for small-sized companies in 2015. In each of their markets, Hughes Marino has been lauded as a top ten best place to work, including garnering accolades as the No.1 ranked best workplace in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
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