About Us
bob-2-525×328

Bob Hughes

President and Founder

760 323 8311
760 275 6914
bob@hughesproperties.com
hughesproperties.com

steve 2

Steve McBride

Senior Vice President

760 898 3612
steve@hughesproperties.com

tammy 2

Tammy Zaretz

General Manager

760 323 8311
tammy@hughesproperties.com
https://hughesproperties.com/

Overview

For more than 20 years Hughes Properties has operated as a full-service, Business Opportunity focused organization in the Palm Springs area.

We are much more than a sales force. We are consensus-oriented in that a buyer and seller must reach their optimum deal; one that is fair to both parties. A satisfying Win-Win situation for all.

We work diligently with Sellers to determine the top dollar value of their business. The valuation has to reflect numerous key factors while dialing in the personalized variables of how each business is run. Over the years we have learned the truest fair value is calculated by looking closely at the Seller‘s Cash Flow to determine the Profit model for that particular business.

From Day One Hughes Properties has blown past borders marketing all business listings on a global scale. We have always recognized the Palm Springs area as having it’s own particular brand of world wide recognition and appeal. As such, we advertise our business listings globally and work hard to provide service around the clock. We take pride in the number of E2 Visas we have had approved for buyers who hail from Canada, France, Switzerland, Portugal, England, Peru, along with so many other countries.

Through our experience in getting these E2 Visas approved, we are able to successfully sell someone’s business thereby allowing them to write their next chapter, while a new family gains the opportunity to live the American dream of running their own business. Many times Sellers are ready to move on to an exciting new venture, or perhaps they’re ready to retire, maybe move closer to family. Wherever you are in life, whatever your goals, we’re here to help you sell the business you have built over the years and move on, while for others we stand ready to find you the ideal opportunity to be your own boss and move up.

Whether it’s retail, manufacturing, restaurants, hotels or service businesses; Hughes Properties offers you the precise knowledge and expertise. Navigating liquor licenses, for example, can hold up a sale for months delaying the purchase of that restaurant, cafe, bar or hotel you want. But with Hughes Properties at your side, the entire process is streamlined and we easily guide you through every step.

Hughes Properties, like most good ideas, wasn’t planned but rather evolved. As a life-long entrepreneur, I had just retired for the 3rd time and even in sunny, exciting Palm Springs I found myself once again getting bored. After some thought, I decided upon business consulting, knowing that the many industries I had started and sold businesses in, would serve many other entrepreneurs. That only lasted a few months as my clients began requesting more than my advice. They wanted me to sell their business.

That was the catalyst for Hughes Properties. I got my Real Estate License and then my Brokers License, since most brokers have agents trained to sell houses and do not want their agents trying to sell Business Opportunities.

This was 2002 and business was thriving. With a few choice listings in hand, I joined every organization I could find in the Coachella Valley. That feels like only yesterday, yet here we are 20 years later still helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Hughes Properties has sold hundreds and hundreds of businesses and we’re still going strong.

Our Office

Call or Email us anytime.


    Jay S., Rancho Mirage, CA 9/26/16

    Bob is THE broker in the Palm Springs area to turn to when you are interested in buying or selling a business. Bob is just a nice and pleasant person to work with as well as very experienced in the field. My partner and I bought two businesses from Bob Hughes and we are very happy with what we have accomplished by it. Buying a business can be stressful and confusing but if you let Bob hold your hand and walk you through this maze you will find your way to success!!! Thank you Bob.

    Jay S., Rancho Mirage, CA 9/26/16

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T18:58:21+00:00

    Jay S., Rancho Mirage, CA 9/26/16

    Bob is THE broker in the Palm Springs area to turn to when you are interested in buying or selling a business. Bob is just a nice and pleasant person to work with as well as very experienced in the field. My partner and I bought two businesses from Bob Hughes and we are very happy with what we have accomplished by it. Buying a business can be stressful and confusing but if you let Bob hold your hand and walk you through this maze you will find your way to success!!! Thank you Bob.

    Claire S., San Diego, CA 8/25/16

    Great team to work with! We are located in San Diego and were looking to buy a business in the Palm Springs area and Hughes was very knowledgable about the businesses for sale in the area. They are easy to work with, always on time and flexible! We are waiting until next year to buy our business, and we will use them again!Claire S.

    Claire S., San Diego, CA 8/25/16

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:46:18+00:00

    Claire S., San Diego, CA 8/25/16

    Great team to work with! We are located in San Diego and were looking to buy a business in the Palm Springs area and Hughes was very knowledgable about the businesses for sale in the area. They are easy to work with, always on time and flexible! We are waiting until next year to buy our business, and we will use them again!Claire S.

    George

    Thank you for all your help with the sale of my construction and electrical business. I’m sure it was one of the more challenging sales of late, but I just want you and your staff to know how much I appreciate your good work on this sale.

    George

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:52:59+00:00

    George

    I Appreciate Your Good Work I’m Sure This Was One Of The More Challenging Sales Of Late

    Laurie M., Palm Desert, CA 9/15/16

    We bought two real estate related businesses in the desert in 2015 and Bob’s expertise, knowledge, humor, wit, and level-head were invaluable to us throughout the entire process.   Bob comes with a wealth of business acumen through the various businesses he has built and sold through the years, along with all of the businesses he helped others buy or sell and it shows in his calm and ability to make a humorous statement or a give a gem of wisdom at just the right moment.  Bob was available at all times and for all things – sign paperwork, meet at a third party office, give insight, or just answer a quick question.  Our total time working with Bob was probably almost 7 months, and he was great to work with the entire time.  Thanks Bob!

    Laurie M., Palm Desert, CA 9/15/16

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    2017-06-10T19:02:30+00:00

    Laurie M., Palm Desert, CA 9/15/16

    We bought two real estate related businesses in the desert in 2015 and Bob’s expertise, knowledge, humor, wit, and level-head were invaluable to us throughout the entire process.   Bob comes with a wealth of business acumen through the various businesses he has built and sold through the years, along with all of the businesses he helped others buy or sell and it shows in his calm and ability to make a humorous statement or a give a gem of wisdom at just the right moment.  Bob was available at all times and for all things – sign paperwork, meet at a third party office, give insight, or just answer a quick question.  Our total time working with Bob was probably almost 7 months, and he was great to work with the entire time.  Thanks Bob!

    Bob G., Diamond Bar, CA 8/9/16

    I have personally purchased and sold 3 businesses through Hughes Properties during the past 11 years, and I can’t say enough about their professionalism, understanding and competency. They take the time to walk you through the sometimes confusing legal forms required to secure a business transaction.

    Bob G., Diamond Bar, CA 8/9/16

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:48:18+00:00

    Bob G., Diamond Bar, CA 8/9/16

    I have personally purchased and sold 3 businesses through Hughes Properties during the past 11 years, and I can’t say enough about their professionalism, understanding and competency. They take the time to walk you through the sometimes confusing legal forms required to secure a business transaction.

    Jack

    I can confirm a very positive experience while working with Hughes Properties during the sale of not just one, but two commercial buildings; Davey’s Hideaway in South Palm Springs and a mixed-use building on South Indian Canyon Drive. The Hughes team quickly presented a number of potential buyers and a perfect fit was soon identified. From A to Z, Hughes took care of everything for me.

    I look forward to once again working with Hughes Properties when I have other properties ready for market. I would and do recommend them 100% to others.

    Jack

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:51:39+00:00

    Jack

    The Hughes Team Quickly Presented A Number of Potential Buyers I Would and Do Recommend Them 100% to Others

    Joe G., Palm Springs, CA 8/30/16

    My partner and I relocated from New Jersey to Palm Springs in 2015.  We were looking to buy an established business in Palm Springs.  Our agent, Steve McBride, diligently and patiently worked with us every step of the way, through the entire process, until we found the perfect business to fit our budget and our needs. Steve is very knowledgeable about the Palm Springs area market, and was always available to answer any questions. We would recommend Steve McBride and Hughes Properties without any reservations.

    Joe G., Palm Springs, CA 8/30/16

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:47:07+00:00

    Joe G., Palm Springs, CA 8/30/16

    My partner and I relocated from New Jersey to Palm Springs in 2015.  We were looking to buy an established business in Palm Springs.  Our agent, Steve McBride, diligently and patiently worked with us every step of the way, through the entire process, until we found the perfect business to fit our budget and our needs. Steve is very knowledgeable about the Palm Springs area market, and was always available to answer any questions. We would recommend Steve McBride and Hughes Properties without any reservations.

    Kevin, Owner The Barracks Bar

    My name is Kevin, the owner of The Barracks Bar in Cathedral City, CA.

    In my quest to acquire The Barracks Bar I needed to also purchase a liquor license and place it at the property. I chose to work with Hughes Properties because I had previously worked with them 8 years earlier when I had them sell a bar for me called Twisters.

    My experience was a good one so I chose them again. This new bar was a very special project because its license had been revoked. I knew there would be no guarantees getting a new license granted for this location and I faced many hurdles.

     

    Kevin, Owner The Barracks Bar

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:50:01+00:00

    Kevin, Owner The Barracks Bar

    I Had Previously Worked With Hughes; My Experience Was A Good One So I Chose Them Again Held My Hand Through The Entire Process

    Teresa P., Idyllwild Pine Cove, CA 8/23/16

    We hired Bob Hughes as our listing agent for a commercial property we owned in Idyllwild.   It took a long time to sell it, just due to the market at the time.   He was very patient and worked with us until we finally had a qualified buyer.   Bob was always very professional and would respond to my inquiries immediately.   We were very satisfied with his representation.

    Teresa P., Idyllwild Pine Cove, CA 8/23/16

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:49:10+00:00

    Teresa P., Idyllwild Pine Cove, CA 8/23/16

    We hired Bob Hughes as our listing agent for a commercial property we owned in Idyllwild.   It took a long time to sell it, just due to the market at the time.   He was very patient and worked with us until we finally had a qualified buyer.   Bob was always very professional and would respond to my inquiries immediately.   We were very satisfied with his representation.

    Monica

    Thank you for showing me your electrical business listing that provides lighting maintenance for Home Owner Associations and for helping me to purchase it.

    I am happy to report that the purchase of this business has turned out better than my expectations. With a few changes and attention to detail, this business has turned out to be a slot machine; with checks seemingly arriving every day.

    Monica

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:51:00+00:00

    Monica

    Better Than My Expectations This business has turned out to be a slot machine; with checks seemingly arriving every day

    Laurie

    In March 2014, I purchased a yogurt business in Palm Springs. The asking price was great!  However, my circumstances changed and I decided to sell my business. In less than a month Bob and Tammy had found me a ready, willing and able buyer.  I sold my business with a very nice profit. Bob and Tammy understood my needs and worked diligently to find the perfect buyer and I couldn’t be happier. I would highly recommend Hughes Properties to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a business in the Palm Springs area

    Laurie

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:53:41+00:00

    Laurie

    I Couldn’t Be Happier Business Buying & Selling with Hughes Properties

    Melvin

    Having worked with Hughes Properties since 2005 and purchased several businesses along the way, I can attest to the fact that Hughes Properties is fast-paced enough to keep up with me and all of my business interests. At 90 years of age, it takes a dynamic broker to manage all my goals. Currently I own; Score Bar (Palm Springs), Dillon’s Roadhouse (Desert Hot Springs), Yokozuna Sushi (Yucca Valley), Morning Star / Oscar’s (Palm Springs), Crazy Mel’s (Palm Springs), Basic Gym (Palm Springs) and Desert Gift Shop (Palm Springs). Many of these ventures also needed liquor licenses and you delivered.

    I especially appreciate how Hughes has always been ready and willing to assist with every step along the way; whether it’s acquiring a liquor license, dealing with the city, health dept., fire dept., and the lease process.  The “Action List” you provide takes the mystery out of the buying process.

    Melvin

    Hughes Properties Business Broker
    5
    2017-06-10T19:52:22+00:00

    Melvin

    Always Willing To Assist With Every Step Along The Way; Takes The Mystery Out Of Buying A Business
    5
    11
    Hughes Properties Business Broker