Mark Bauer is a Managing Director and Co-Leader with JLL's global Data Center Solutions group that focuses on global representation providing real estate planning and execution of mission-critical data center relocations and expansions. With unmatched experience and knowledge in the growing multi-tenant data center environments (colocation and wholesale colocation), Mr. Bauer provides clients with strategic and tactical guidance and representation to meet investment, acquisition, leasing and development objectives.
Involved in commercial real estate for over 28 years, Mr. Bauer has specialized in the data center and colocation industry for the past two decades. Advisor to tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers, he also serves as a national consultant to brokers, clients and data center developers across the United States. His experience includes in-depth knowledge of the data center and telecommunications industries that assists clients with their mission-critical deployments of primary and disaster recovery data center needs. He has negotiated over $2.5 billion in total transaction consideration, over 20 million square feet of total transactions.
PayPal: multiple data center consulting and colocation assignments eBay: Multiple consulting and colocation assignments includes national site selection for +500,000 s.f. built-to-suit in South Jordan, UT Go Daddy: multiple assignments +300,000 s.f. data center building acquisition and colocation assignments, Phoenix American Express: national site selection 30 MW, worldwide operations, North Carolina Toyota Motors:national site selection, consolidation of multiple data centers into a disaster recovery deployment using colocation services SAP: national site selection 10 MW built-to-suit for active-active development, Colorado Springs, CO
Mr. Bauer serves as the Vice President for the Arizona Chapter of 7x24 Exchange, a leading knowledge forum for those who design, build and operate mission-critical enterprise data infrastructures. He is also a member of the Arizona Technology Council, National Association of Industrial Office Professionals (NAIOP), and Association of Data Center Management Professionals (AFCOM).
Mr. Bauer graduated from University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Communications. He has been recognized numerous times for achievements during his career including:
JLL "Top Gun" 2013-2014, "Gold Achiever" 2012-2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, Global Data Center Alliance, 2016