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

Why Choose Us

At Carter Jonas, ‘Simply Better Property 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 2020 the partners published their 5-year plan to 2025. The vision that forms part of this plan states that:

  • We will strengthen our position as a multi-disciplinary national firm, balancing our distinguished history stretching back almost 170 years with our cutting edge ethos and a client first approach
  • We will continue to develop all aspects of our business in line with our Environmental, Social and Governance approach

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Our Clients

Our tailored service and ‘simply better property 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 endeavors, 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. Click here to read more.


Carter Jonas Charities - Land Aid 2017

Carter Jonas has a long history of championing the key issues that today form the basis of our approach to Sustainability and ESG.  We have always had a commitment to our employees, our clients and the community within which we work. To read more about how we ensure we deliver on our commitment to being a Sustainable business, please go to the Sustainability section of our website.

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 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

John Carter Jonas 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 Merrifield, Oxford

Dreweatt Neate

Merger with Dreweatt 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

Carter Jonas expansion continues with acquisition of leading South West commercial consultancy

Carter Jonas strengthens its position in the south west with the acquisition of Bristol-based independent commercial property consultancy, Williams Gunter Hardwick.