JLL Hires Data Center Expert Warner

Jason Warner will be responsible for expanding the mission critical solutions department throughout the West Coast along with coordinating with the firm's corporate solutions group and its corporate clients' technical real estate needs.

January 27, 2011
By Allison Landa, News Editor

Jason Warner has come on as Jones Lang LaSalle’s managing director in the mission critical solutions department. Warner, who will be based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office, will be responsible for expanding the group throughout the West Coast.

Warner will also coordinate with the firm’s corporate solutions group and its corporate clients’ technical real estate needs. He told CPE that his nearly two-decade career in real estate has seen him involved in a wide range of complex matters.

“I have always been a multi-discipline commercial real estate broker, and one of those disciplines that has been my focus in the last decade is technical real estate, including national site selection for data center users, consulting and strategy for major telecommunications firms and companies with wholesale and retail colocation operational needs,” he said. “Although it is not my only expertise, I have become a leader in technical real estate due to a unique combination of technical savvy and brokerage skills.”

He asserted that the firn’s collaborate nature sets a strong foundation for his goals, and added that he seeks to collaborate with brokers and teach them to enable clients to make informed real estate choices, create value, reduce costs and improve results.

Warner’s past experience includes serving as national alliance director for Broadwing Communications, where he oversaw the management of a 1.3 million-square-foot portfolio. He has completed 7.5 million square feet of transactions valued at $1.3 billion.

He also understands the challenges inherent within his new position.

“The complexities of technical real estate can sometimes fall far from the reach of an organization’s real estate department,” he said. “It has been necessary in the past to take on a liaison role between the client’s information technology and real estate departments. Changing the 20th century mindset of organizations’ real estate departments is an ongoing challenge which continues to improve every year.”