Jonathan completed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Urban Property Surveying in 1997 at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He commenced his surveying career with Bairstow Eves Estate Agents, spending two years specialising in sales negotiations and residential valuations within the Gateshead, South Tyneside and Tyne Valley areas.
He joined Smith Cole Wright in February 1999 as a graduate surveyor and initially assisted Crawford Cole on the agency side of the practice specialising in acquisitions and disposals in the industrial and retail sectors.
Over the years he has undertaken a wide range of work including development consultancy, professional, asset management and valuation while still dealing with a variety of commercial property on the agency side. He specialises in rent review and lease renewal negotiations, both for landlords and tenants.
Jonathan was born in Newcastle and spends any free time available watching Newcastle United FC or golfing, although this is limited by the pleasures of a young family.