Lighting build Fails error every time on iMAC

So if I start with a brand new project like the 3rd person template and load it up. If I make a change to the meshes in the level or change a lighting value and attempt to build lighting only I get
Building Lighting 0% and never shows progress

Eventually it stops and I get this in the log. How do I need to change my setup to be able to build lighting? Am I missing something?

Here is the logo that pops up and it just says worldinfo_0 needs lighting rebuilt after already trying to rebuild lighting? any ideas?