Mark Root

Mark Root

Managing Director, Capital Markets

Career summary

Mark is a Managing Director in the Salt Lake City office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. He joined JLL as part of the HFF acquisition and has more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience. He focuses primarily on debt and joint venture equity placement transactions throughout the Western US. Mark’s areas of expertise include arranging project debt and joint venture equity financing for all types of commercial and hospitality real estate, programmatic joint ventures, and investment funds. He has worked on a variety of assignments throughout his career, including dispositions, construction and acquisition debt financings, equity recapitalizations for single-asset and portfolio transactions, and single-asset and programmatic joint venture equity raises.

Mark started working at HFF in May 2018. Before that, he was a Managing Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt and Structured Finance Group covering the Western U.S. He began his brokerage career at Sonnenblick-Goldman, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield in 2007. Prior to that, he spent time in the Real Estate Merchant Banking division at Wells Fargo and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Equity Research Group. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Specialty
• Debt Placement
• Equity Placement
• Structured Finance

Education and affiliations
• BBA Finance and Marketing, Emory University – Goizueta Business School
• Middlesex School – Concord, MA
• Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
• NAIOP
• Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Professional designations
• Licensed Real Estate Salesperson – State of California
• CA Lic. #01839541