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Current Responsibilities
As a member of the Tenant Representation group at JLL Ottawa, Mr. Marks provides advisory and transaction services to a variety of Ottawa-based tenants and space users, as well as to multi-location corporate clients.

Experience
Don has over 30 years of combined private and public sector real estate experience. His particular areas of expertise include market analysis and forecasting, appraisals and valuation, asset management planning and tenant brokerage representation.  Prior to joining JLL he worked as a market analyst and financial workout analyst at CMHC’s Regina and Ottawa offices, as director of research at two commercial brokerage companies, as a senior consultant with an Ottawa-based market research firm, and as an appraiser working on a wide variety of commercial property types and vacant development sites.  Don also operated his own commercial real estate consulting firm for a couple of years.  

Don possesses strong analytical and negotiating skills, and brings a unique skillset to a wide variety of tenant and user representation projects.  Completed projects have included sourcing new premises through lease or purchase agreements, lease restructuring and build-to-suit development projects.

Education and Affiliations
Mr. Marks is a registered Broker with the Real Estate Council of Ontario.   He obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Architecture) and Master of City Planning, both from the University of Manitoba.  Don is also a past member of the Faircrest Heights Community Association, the Community Advisory Committee of The Ottawa Hospital, and the Alta Vista Planning committee.  Current and past clients include professional services providers, technology companies, crown corporations, not-for-profit organizations and associations.

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