Mark Gilhawley

Company: MGAC

Position: Senior Director


Mark brings over 17 years of professional experience with a significant focus on the hospitality sector. He has been involved in hotel developments, renovations, acquisitions, and disposals across The Americas and EMEA. As an experienced owner’s representative, development manager, project and cost manager, and technical advisor, Mark brings vital risk management insight and a mindset that ensures a holistic approach toward client interests and return on investment opportunities, maximizing results. He has an extensive background supporting geo-regional initiatives on major hotel projects involving institutional owners, investors, private equity, and family office stakeholders. In addition, he provides support on hotels and hospitality advisory and transactional assignments across multiple geo-regions.

Mission Statement

Unwavering commitment. Proven Experience. Deep Expertise. We are Global Boutique bringing your concrete, steel and building ambitions to life.

Geographic Areas

EMEA, APAC, North America, Caribbean


Owners Representative, Development Management, Project and Cost Management and Technical Advisory Services


Bachelor of Arts - Industrial Design & Technology - Loughborough University

Master of Sciences - Quantity Surveying - London Southbank University

Past Experience

JLL EMEA Hotels & Hospitality sector lead providing viability, procurement and project controls advice on a pan European basis. A member of the Executive team within the JLL Project & Development Services.

Delivering development management solutions for CapEx refurbishments, expansions, new build development management and development advisory services to institutional owners and investors of hotels and privately financed development schemes in hospitality, commercial and residential markets.

Acting as EMEA CRM for one the world’s premier REIT's including delivery of Project and Cost Management services on CapEx projects throughout the region with experience across the UK, Ireland, France, Benlux, DACH, CCE, Iberian Peninsula and the Nordics.