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Bio

Positions Held
  • 2009 - Present Date Senior Vice President - Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group
  • May 2004 – April 2009 Associate Director, GVA Grimley Ltd
  • March 2002 Head of Licence & Leisure, Chesterton’s Commercial Partner, Sandrove Brahams
  • May 1994 Managing Director, Classic Homes Estate Agency
  • May 1988 Manager, Anscombe & Ringland
  • July 1984 Negotiator/Manager, Bairstow Eves

Current Responsibilities
Jonathan joined Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group in November 2009. Prior to this, Jonathan was Director and Head of Licence & Leisure at GVA Grimley with direct responsibility for the management of accounts, budgets, targets, people management, client management and procurement. and was solely responsible for disposals for London Metropolitan University (1500 bedrooms sold in 2008/9. Jonathan was also instrumental in acquiring and reselling 27 Poultry EC2 (former world headquarters for Midland Bank) and was responsible for preparing department business plans and reporting to the National Business Unit Head. Jonathan was also responsible for some of the largest transactions in London:
  • The disposal of 3 sites in London for London Metropolitan University with the benefit of planning permission for 1500 new Beds student hall of residences total value £95million.
  • Sale and leaseback of the Ramada Hotel & Suites Docklands on behalf of an overseas trust with the benefit of lease with Shiva Hotels sale price circa £35m.
  • Disposal of Taymouth Castle in Perthshire former historic castle to the Campbell Clan with Planning for a 75 bedroom luxury hotel with a 18 hole Golf Course and 2 miles of river frontage on the River Tay this site also benefited from planning permission for 63 Lodges within 500 acres my clients were KPMG.
  • Purchased the landmark Liverpool & Victoria HQ building in Bloomsbury
  • Sold Tophams Hotel in London in 2012
  • Sold La Suite Hotel in London in 2012

    Experience
    Jonathan has been involved in the formation of the Holiday Inn Express brand for various clients as he has acquired around 12 sites for Budget style hotel operators including Holiday Inn Expresses or Ramada Encore have also been involved in the acquisition of three IHC Crown Plazas in the UK including Excel London Docklands, Marlow Buckinghamshire and Bath Road Heathrow