The sign outside Hughes Marino's office in downtown San Diego.
The sign outside Hughes Marino’s office in downtown San Diego.

Hughes Marino, a San Diego-based company that represents tenants in leasing commercial space, announced it has joined 16 other firms in forming the Exis Global tenant-representation network.

The new network will offer the member firms’ customers global support through Exis-affiliated offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

“By joining Exis as a member firm, Hughes Marino has significantly expanded our global reach,” said Jason Hughes, president and CEO. “Through our membership in Exis, we show our clients that we are there for them, wherever their real estate needs take them.”

Exis Global’s operations will be based in San Diego. Shay Hughes, co-owner and COO of Hughes Marino, will take an active role in Exis’ operations.

“We formed Exis, not to be the world’s largest tenant representation firm, but to be the best,” she said. “We carefully vetted, and will continue to vet, each partner firm because we are more interested in having the right partners than having the most dots on a map.”

Hughes Marino said the decision to form Exis was driven by rapid consolidation in the brokerage industry, which has resulted in fewer firms limiting their services to tenant representation.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.