Mark Raines

Mark Raines

Managing Director

Current Responsibilities:

Mark Raines is an Executive Vice President and Managing Director leading JLL Houston’s Retail Advisory Services business line where he is responsible for the team’s overall success and mentoring junior associates.. His focus is always on the client, delivering strategic, innovative real estate solutions that produce results. Mark knows that retail positioning is key to sales performance; and as a trusted partner, he helps clients make informed decisions that create quantifiable value. Mark relies on his network of retail clients, the brokerage community, and his comprehensive local knowledge of current availabilities, new developments and market trends to ensure no opportunity is overlooked.


Throughout his 19-year career, Mark has successfully negotiated lease transactions, developed innovative marketing strategies and achieved profitable results for clients across industries. Before joining JLL in 2014, Mark was a Vice President at CBRE within the Retail Brokerage Services division, where he specialized in retail brokerage services for national, regional and local clients in the greater Houston area. He worked in residential development prior to his tenure at CBRE.


  • Bachelor of Arts | Communication | Texas A&M University
  • Sales Leadership Development Program | Sandler Sales Institute


  • Gold Achiever Designation, JLL (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) 
  • Heavy Hitter, Houston Business Journal (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)

Affiliations and Community Information:

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member

Select Experience:

  • 1000 Degrees Pizza
  • Auto Nation
  • AWAY Travel
  • Black Bear Diner
  • Blue Lion Salon Studios
  • BioLife Plasma Services
  • Blue Fish Pediatric
  • Burger & Lobster
  • Carvana
  • Chubbies
  • Crumbl Cookies
  • Custom Ink
  • Dirt Cheap
  • Emler Swim School
  • Fitness Project
  • Higher Ground Education
  • Jollibee
  • Kohler
  • Living Spaces
  • Mama Fu’s Asian House
  • Mamma Jamma Pizzeria Rustica
  • Memorial Hermann Health System
  • pOpshelf
  • Pronovias Barcelona
  • Sun Auto
  • Tecovas
  • TIRR Memorial Hermann
  • Urban Axes
  • Zimmerman