Mark Bauer

Managing Director

Data Center Solutions

Current Responsibilities

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 29 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.

Education and Affiliations

Mr. Bauer graduated from University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Communications. 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).

He has been recognized numerous times for achievements during his career including:

• JLL "Top Gun" 2013-2014, 2017-2018 "Gold Achiever" 2012-2016

• Lifetime Achievement Award, Global Data Center Alliance, 2016