Austin Commercial Construction by Bauen Builders

John Macliver

John brings strategic vision and leadership to Bauen’s day to day operations. His experience, motivational skills, strong values, and encyclopedic knowledge of commercial real estate and construction have established Bauen as a leader in the construction industry. He achieves his client’s goals with a powerful mix of self-motivation, creativity, and leadership, and his passion for serving colleagues and clients has shaped John into the leader he is today.

Prior to founding Bauen Builders, John served as President of Austin-based Construction Strategies Management Group (CSMG). In this role, he oversaw all the firm’s development and construction projects, which covered a wide variety of projects, including office, industrial, and retail developments.

Before CSMG, John served as the President & CEO of the Sperry Van Ness/New Providence Group – a New England based commercial real estate firm serving the construction, property management, and brokerage industries. While there, he managed a portfolio of properties and provided oversight to on-site managers, as well as played an integral role in closing a $20.3 million Debt & Equity Recapitalization project.

Prior to SVN, John was the Vice President of Asset & Construction Management for the MPM Companies. He oversaw the management of 2.5 million square feet and 1.4 million square feet of construction work. John was also responsible for the company’s growth and expansion in the asset, property management, and construction services business in the Northeastern corridor.

John began his professional career working for a Berkshire Hathaway firm in Los Angeles, CA, where he was involved in underwriting alternative risk financial platforms.

John has over 25 years of experience in business development, sales, and management – both nationally and internationally. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and graduated with a dual degree in finance and math from Northeastern University, where he serves as an alumni career representative. While at Northeastern, he also participated in the Co-operative Education program and held positions with Putnam Investments, Gordon Brothers, NAI Hunneman, Fidelity Investments, and First State Management Group.

John currently lives in Lakeway and is the proud father of one daughter. He is an avid ultra-distance athlete, finishing three Ironman triathlons and four 50-Mile running races. John is also a devoted hockey player and enjoys fishing and hunting.