September 14, 2018 — Hughes Marino, the national flagship brand for providing commercial real estate services exclusively for corporate tenants and buyers, has announced that Kathryn Richman has joined their team as general counsel.
“As our company has undergone tremendous growth and continues to expand nationally, we have been searching for new leadership within our legal team for quite some time and were fortunate to find a great leader in Kathryn. We are incredibly excited to have her join us as general counsel, as our legal team plays an integral part in providing a very high level of client service,” says Chairman & CEO Jason Hughes.
Kathryn brings over two decades of extensive experience advising and representing clients in all aspects of business law, risk management, research, contract law, state and federal administrative and regulatory law. This experience, combined with her strong dedication to tenant rights, makes her a valuable resource to Hughes Marino and its clients.
Originally from Oregon, Kathryn attended the University of Oregon where she earned her bachelor’s degree and went on to attend California Western School of Law. Kathryn also served as a state administrative law instructor for the paralegal program at the University of San Diego for six years.
Prior to joining Hughes Marino, Kathryn was responsible for all management, risk, research and SEC reporting for a publicly reporting real estate investment trust while advising multiple members of the board of directors. She managed and proactively advised on company-wide portfolio risk, negotiated and drafted office and industrial commercial leases, drafted all purchase and sale agreements related to commercial properties, and assisted with projections, all in addition to supervising legal issues and her team.
Other prior experience includes working as general counsel and an attorney for prominent residential real estate and mortgage companies, where she gained extensive experience in providing regulatory compliance advice, legislation tracking and review, licensing and legal research.
“As we’ve expanded nationally, our greatest accomplishment is keeping our incredible family-like culture, which in turn continues to create an incredible experience for our clients and community. Kathryn possesses the winning combination of know-how and experience our expansion needs, and at the same time embodies the mindset of our cherished culture and core values,” says Shay Hughes, President & COO.
Hughes Marino’s team and offices have rapidly expanded in the last year. The company has been continuously awarded the #1 best place to work in every region they operate, in addition to being recognized nationally by Fortune, Entrepreneur and Inc. Magazines. With Kathryn joining as general counsel, the company is dedicated to continuing their unprecedented level of service to their clients and team.