FORTUNE Magazine Names Hughes Marino The #1 Best Workplace in the Nation

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SEATTLE, WA (October 18, 2018) – Hughes Marino, the award-winning commercial real estate company that exclusively represents corporate tenants in leasing and purchasing of office space, has been named number one best small workplace in the nation by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Hughes Marino Owners Jason and Shay Hughes

Out of thousands of companies evaluated, Hughes Marino is the only commercial real estate brokerage company to make the list of top small and medium workplaces. The ranking considered more than 112,000 employee surveys from small and medium-sized companies. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.

“Our team is like family,” says Jason Hughes, Chairman, CEO and Owner. “By finding exceptional individuals who embody our cherished core values, we continue to foster a nurturing company culture and beautiful work environments with resources and support that make our team members feel like they are part of a family away from home. We believe, and have seen firsthand, that if we invest in our team members, they will invest their time and talent right back and deliver excellent bespoke service to our clients.”

The Best Small & Medium Workplaces stand out for excelling in the industry’s rapidly-changing marketplace. Owner Jason and Shay Hughes have always made the personal and professional well-being of their team members an absolute top priority. Hughes Marino was named #7 Best Workplace in the nation in 2016 and since then, the team has doubled in size, has opened new offices and have added more benefits to enrich the lives of their team members.

“When it comes to revenue growth and innovation, the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces continue to outperform their peers making these companies more competitive and helping them secure their position in the marketplace,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “What these companies do differently than their peers is that they offer a great workplace for all employees, regardless of role or personal traits.”

The Best Small & Medium Workplaces list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Hughes Marino also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

This is not the first time Hughes Marino has earned national recognition. In 2018 alone, the company has been named one of the Top 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the nation by FORTUNE, the #2 Top Company Culture in the nation by Entrepreneur, a Best Workplace by Inc., the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal and a best place to work by Business Journals in each region they serve.

“We are ecstatic to be named a best workplace among so many outstanding companies and we pride ourselves in our tight-knit culture—to be ranked #1 on a FORTUNE list is no small feat,” says Shay Hughes, President COO and Owner. “We want all our team members to be happy, fulfilled, motivated and ultimately successful–in both their personal and professional lives—and that happiness radiates throughout our industry.”

About Hughes Marino
Hughes Marino is an industry-leading commercial real estate company that exclusively represents business owners and corporate real estate decision makers. The company only represents tenants and buyers–never landlords–which eliminates the potential for conflicts of interest that other commercial real estate firms have. In addition to tenant and buyer representation, the firm offers in-house program, project and construction management, lease auditing and administration services, planning and design services and culture consulting as added value for their clients. The firm has offices in Seattle, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Inland Empire and New York in addition to operating in hundreds of cities nationally and internationally. Additional information is available at

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 112,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.


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