Carter Jonas is a multi-disciplinary property partnership, intent on helping clients realise their goals and aspirations by providing ‘simply better advice’.

Why Choose Us

At Carter Jonas, ‘Simply Better Advice’ is a statement that unites everyone in our business behind a common purpose. It is a commitment to our customers that we will work harder for them, constantly striving to provide the best advice in the market. 

Throughout the firm, across our core services of residential, commercial, rural, and planning and development, we also share the following values, which guide us in delivering our services:


We treat every client with integrity, respect and warmth.

Understanding our clients has been the cornerstone of our service for over 160 years, and our products and services have been developed to meet their diverse needs.




We are ambitious for our clients and for our company.

We don’t have a typical client; we work with a wide range of people with differing requirements. What they share is a desire to see their wealth grow through intelligent asset management. And that’s why they trust Carter Jonas.




We do what we say we will, we do it well and we are accountable.

Carter Jonas’s clients value expert property advice and tailored portfolio management. Building a lasting, discreet and trusting partnership with each client is at our heart of our business.

Our Vision

Carter Jonas balances its distinguished history with modern services and a cutting-edge approach. In 2015 the partners published their 5-year plan to 2020. The vision that forms part of this plan states that:

  • We will strengthen our position as a major and distinctive national firm, providing a full range of integrated property services to both corporate and private clients.
  • We will deliver these services by providing outstanding client advice against a culture of constant innovation.

Our Clients

Our tailored service and ‘simply better advice’ has enabled us to forge lasting, intelligent and trusting partnerships with our clients. These long-standing relationships are our most important and most closely protected asset.

From private landowners to local authorities, pension funds to farmers – our universe of client experience is among the most varied in UK property. We spearhead major schemes for public bodies. We look after the property interests of cathedrals, colleges and charities.

Throughout our endeavours, we never forget the importance of the people behind the brands, businesses, projects and goals. That’s why some of the biggest property owners in the country are our loyal clients, some of which have been clients of Carter Jonas since the business started in 1855.


We recognise the importance of connectivity with international markets. We already work on a number of projects with global clients located in the UK and overseas. Our proven approach is to partner with businesses in key international locations and create long-standing strategic alliances through which we are able to seamlessly deliver these projects.

Ganly Walters

Ganly Walters & Republic of Ireland

Carter Jonas and Ireland-based property consultancy Ganly Walters have formed a strategic alliance, as both firms aim to enhance their international reach.

Visit Ganly Walters or search for property in Ireland.

Van Gool Elburg

Van Gool Elburg

Carter Jonas and Van Gool Elburg, a leading independent commercial property agency in the Netherlands, have formed a strategic alliance, as both firms aim to expand their cross-border capabilities.

Visit Van Gool Elburg or search for property in the Netherlands.

Our History

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 Jonas

John Carter founds firm – opening an office in Cambridge

London 1909

First London office opened at Sergeant’s Inn


Merged with Castle Field & Castle, Oxford

Ipswich 1976

Merged with Mssrs. Wright & Ward, Ipswich


Merged with Yates & Co, Bridgnorth and Shifnall

York 1987

Merged with Byron & Granger, York

North England

Merged with Cluttons North


Merged with Egerton, London – Mayfair, Marylebone and Chelsea

Partnership 2003

Becomes a Limited Liability Partnership

Long Melford

Merged with Coulson Edwards, Long Melford and MCL Property Consultant, Northampton

Holland Park

Merged with Cavanagh Smith & Co, Holland Park, London

Oxford University

Merged with Commercial team from Thomas Merryfield, Oxford

Dreweatt Neate

Merger with Drewatt Neate LLP

Sullivan Thomas

Acquisition of independent residential property agency Sullivan Thomas

Planning Perspectives Merger

  • 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

2017 Acquisition of Kemp and Kemp

Acquisition of Abingdon-based planning practice, Kemp & Kemp