Joe Hughes is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Navigate Homes. He leads the process of when and where to build speculative homes, works with clients on pre-sold homes, and oversees all real estate deals.

Joe loves to ride and race his bikes (especially through the woods and snow), and he and his wife spend their evenings and weekends playing with and supporting their three kids in their activities.

Joe is an Iowa native who attended Wartburg College, where he received degrees in Communications and Leadership and competed on the track and cross country teams. After spending eight years in Boulder, Colorado, as a real estate broker, Joe and his wife, Vanessa, decided to move back to their Iowa roots in order to raise their children.

Joe advises anyone who is looking to build a home to be open and honest with your building team about what you want. If you share your vision, the team will be better prepared to deliver your dream home. He believes that everyone should have a safe and comfortable place to live. Joe is licensed to sell real estate in Iowa.

Fun Facts about Joe

  • Favorite Book or Movie: Where the Wild Things Are
  • Favorite Iowa City area landmark: Sugar Bottom Recreational Area
  • Favorite Iowa Fact: Iowa is NOT flat — anyone who has ridden RAGBRAI knows this.
  • Favorite room in the home: The yard — I love being outdoors!