Ready, Set, Succeed

Team Hughes

We have buyers for every business

and a business for every buyer

Bob Hughes


Phone: 760-323-8311 or
Toll Free 877-7-HUGHES
Cell Phone: 760-275-6914

Steve McBride
Executive Vice President

Phone: 760-898-3612

Tammy Zaretz

General Manager

Phone: 760-323-8311

Bob Hughes

President, Commercial Broker

Member of the Palm Springs Association of REALTORS, the California Association of REALTORS, the Desert Area Commercial Information Exchange, and Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce member. A graduate of USC with a Masters in Public Administration, Hughes has a wide variety of entrepreneurial experience from founder and publisher of Orange Coast Magazine– a glossy lifestyle publication of Orange County, to founder and President of Hughes Ad House– the largest mall catalog publication agency in 50 states and Puerto Rico, and most recently as founder and CEO of Canvas Arts– a software development company that marked giant leaps in the world of large-format printing on canvas, limited edition giclees and its network of on site retailers within Costco and Sam’s Club worldwide.

Although he has been in the greater Palm Springs area since 1969, Hughes originally hails from Alabama. After a tour of duty with the Air Force, Hughes completed his education, teaching college for a brief period, then entering city management before embarking on his entrepreneurial quest. It was at this point that Hughes either started or purchased– and subsequently sold– over sixteen businesses throughout his career. With additional experience taking one of his software companies public, developing patents, and serving as a consultant to numerous companies such as Success Magazine, the California Angels and the Lakers; Robert Hughes feels he has truly fine tuned his eye for business opportunities and relies on his wealth of industry contacts in retail, manufacturing, publishing, property development, medical and hospitality to assist his clients.