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:

Approachable
Approachable

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.

 

 

Ambitious
Ambitious

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.

 

 

Effective
Effective

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.


INTERNATIONAL & STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

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.


Corporate Social Responsibility

Carter Jonas has a long history of championing those key issues that today form the basis of our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. We have always had a commitment to our employees, our clients and the community with which we engage. In recent years a growing awareness of our environmental responsibilities has prompted further efforts to be good members of a worldwide society.

Our People

We endeavor to create the closest of relations with our Partners and employees, which we  measure via our annual Employee Satisfaction Survey. At a national level we aim to ensure equal opportunities in the workplace and create a supportive and inclusive culture to encourage diversity and which underpins our core values of Approachable, Effective and Ambitious.

Our Clients

We believe that every client, regardless of size or wealth, must receive time, consideration and the best advice to suit their needs.

The Environment

We have worked closely with the natural environment for hundreds of years. We are committed to extending our ISO14001 accreditation across the firm to ensure we meet our responsibilities to the environment.

We encourage our employees to use public transport as an alternative to car travel where possible and economic to do so. Professionally, we are in the forefront of advising in the field of Alternative Energy Large numbers of our clients are now making far greater use of the opportunities offered by Green Energy in all its forms.

Charities and Community

We support two national charities, and also local charities, especially those which seek to make young people better citizens for the future. Carter Jonas is proud to be a Foundation Partner for LandAid, a charitable foundation supported by the property industry. LandAid works to improve the lives of children and young people in the UK who experience disadvantage due to their economic or social circumstances. Landaid has supported projects in regional areas which map against Carter Jonas' offices, which our employees can be involved in supporting. We also support Pathways to Property, where the aim is encourage more diversity into the surveying profession, mainly through encouraging children from backgrounds who may not naturally see surveying as the obvious choice of a career.

The Future

We shall constantly improve, refine and extend our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, year on year. We are committed to developing the principle of a partnership with a national charity or charities, chosen with the help of our employees, which will become the focus of our community efforts across the country.

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
1855

John Carter founds firm – opening an office in Cambridge

London 1909
1909

First London office opened at Sergeant’s Inn

Oxford
1924

Merged with Castle Field & Castle, Oxford

Ipswich 1976
1976

Merged with Mssrs. Wright & Ward, Ipswich

Bridgnorth
1981

Merged with Yates & Co, Bridgnorth and Shifnall

York 1987
1987

Merged with Byron & Granger, York

North England
1996

Merged with Cluttons North

Marylebone
2002

Merged with Egerton, London – Mayfair, Marylebone and Chelsea

Partnership 2003
2003

Becomes a Limited Liability Partnership

Long Melford
2005

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

Holland Park
2006

Merged with Cavanagh Smith & Co, Holland Park, London

Oxford University
2007

Merged with Commercial team from Thomas Merryfield, Oxford

Dreweatt Neate
2009

Merger with Drewatt Neate LLP

Sullivan Thomas
2013

Acquisition of independent residential property agency Sullivan Thomas

Planning Perspectives Merger
2014

  • Acquisition of planning consultancy, Planning Perspectives
  • Acquisition of independent residential property agency, Boilaeus
  • Acquisition of investment specialist, Whittingham Prosser

Bradshaws
2015

  • Acquisition of Cambridge-based general practice, January’s
  • Acquisition of Cambridge-based residential property agency, Bradshaws

2017 Acquisition of Kemp and Kemp
2017

Acquisition of Abingdon-based planning practice, Kemp & Kemp