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 800 people working in 34 offices, strategically placed across the UK. Our corporate head office is located in Chapel Place near Oxford Street in Central London.
John Carter Jonas 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 Merrifield, Oxford
Merger with Dreweatt 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
Carter Jonas strengthens its position in the south west with the acquisition of Bristol-based independent commercial property consultancy, Williams Gunter Hardwick.