AboutCarter Jonas balances its distinguished history with modern services and a cutting-edge approach.
Carter Jonas was founded in 1855, when John Carter Jonas set himself up as an auctioneer in Cambridge. The firm’s estate management business started when the future Marquess of Lincolnshire appointed John Carter Jonas to run his family estates in Buckinghamshire. Our extensive association with Oxbridge colleges was expanded when the firm took over Castle, Field & Castle in Oxford in 1924. The timeline below outlines the key milestones in our history since then.
Today, Carter Jonas has over 700 people working in 38 offices, strategically placed across the UK. Our corporate head office is located in Chapel Place near Oxford Street in Central London.
John Carter founds firm – opening an office in Cambridge
First London office opened at Sergeant’s Inn
Merged with Castle Field & Castle, Oxford
Merged with Mssrs. Wright & Ward, Ipswich
Merged with Yates & Co, Bridgnorth and Shifnall
Merged with Byron & Granger, York
Merged with Cluttons North
Merged with Egerton, London – Mayfair, Marylebone and Chelsea
Becomes a Limited Liability Partnership
Merged with Coulson Edwards, Long Melford and MCL Property Consultant, Northampton
Merged with Cavanagh Smith & Co, Holland Park, London
Merged with Commercial team from Thomas Merryfield, Oxford
Merger with Drewatt Neate LLP
Acquisition of independent residential property agency Sullivan Thomas
- Acquisition of planning consultancy, Planning Perspectives
- Acquisition of independent residential property agency, Boilaeus
- Acquisition of investment specialist, Whittingham Prosser
- Acquisition of Cambridge-based general practice, January’s
- Acquisition of Cambridge-based residential property agency, Bradshaws
Acquisition of Abingdon-based planning practice, Kemp & Kemp