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​Current responsibilities
Mark Ahern is a Managing Director with JLL’s Project and Development Services Division in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mark is currently serving as Project Director on the $158 million New School of Medicine project for Virginia Commonwealth University.

Facilitating communication and providing team leadership are key components to his project success.  Mark has 22 years of experience in project development, construction management, and general contracting.

Higher Education
Sports Facilities

Years of experience
22 years

Mark has been involved in Project Management, with a strong emphasis on Healthcare work, for JLL for eight years.  He has progressed from Assistant Project Manager to Senior Vice President. 

Prior to joining JLL, Mark spent 15 years progressing through the ranks of Construction Management firms and handling a variety of assignments from Field Engineer through Superintendent and Project Manager.

Mark's experience also includes medical office buildings, medical clinics, sports facilities, retail facilities, hospital renovations and parking structures.

Key transactions

  • Critical Care Hospital for VCU Health System
    • Team lead 
    • 367,000 sf 15-story hospital tower with 108 Intensive Care Beds and 104 Acute Care beds
    • Jones Lang LaSalle successfully moved the Health System on schedule and returned over $6 million in savings
  • Project Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle on Capital One West Creek Corporate Campus
    • 300-acre, 1.5 million sf, $425 million phased development
  • Prior to joining JLL, project manager for the general contractor on a 105,000 s.f. new hospital in Avery County, North Carolina 

● 2010 Top Achiever Award

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Lafayette College with a degree in Civil Engineering.


Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, a licensed Class A General Contractor in Virginia and has earned the American Society of Healthcare Engineers Contractor’s Certificate.