Following his foray into the media, Jonathan joined London’s largest luxury property developer, Berkeley Homes, and ran their prestigious Roman House project, a modernist gem in the City of London, before relocating to Hong Kong in January 2014, after being head-hunted to run the European Investment Team for IP Global. In that role he not only grew the existing London-focused business but established new core markets in Manchester and Berlin.
Currently residing in Hong Kong, Jonathan went on to form his own boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm, Fifth Element, connecting institutional capital primarily from the APAC region with off-market projects in the UK and Europe. As a serial entrepreneur, he also runs the satellite office of a Berlin immobilien, Buy Berlin, providing consultancy and advisory services for investors seeking their first investments into the German capital.
He has exceptional communication skills, refined and enhanced whilst with the BBC, giving him a confident and engaging persona when hosting events or public speaking.
Within real estate he has a demonstrable track-record in delivering results in B2B and B2C environments, having directly sourced real estate projects valuing more than USD$500m, coupled with high competencies in C-suite business development and relationship management.
When he is not working Jonathan can occasionally be found on the stages of Hong Kong’s theatres, having acted in three plays since his arrival, most recently starring in Alfred Hitchcocks’ Dial M For Murder, whilst other hobbies including trail-running, wakeboarding and playing football with his team in Legal League 1.
On a more charitable note, Jonathan is also the Secretary of the Hong Kong Association of Round Tables, an international philanthropic gentleman’s group that assists start-up charities establish themselves in the region.