Carter Jonas

Stowmarket EAST Stowmarket Felixstowe business park warehouseBusiness Overview
Carter Jonas is a national, multi-disciplinary chartered surveying practice operating from 36 offices nationally and employing c650 full time professional staff. We are currently the 14th largest UK property consultancy by turnover according to Estates Gazette’s Top Agents 2015 and the 6th largest privately owned property consultancy.
We have built upon our heritage of working with landowners and private individuals and now act for clients across the public sector estate, commercial developers, institutional investors and funders and owner occupiers. This breadth of client base enables us to provide a rounded knowledge-base and understanding of the private and commercial property market.

Carter Jonas and the Public Sector
We are an experienced provider of services to the public sector on a national basis. Our clients include local authorities, central government departments, emergency services, health authorities and educational institutions. We are experienced in managing frameworks through being selected to provide full estates services via the Crown Commercial Service, Homes & Communities Agency, HS2, Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation and Network Rail frameworks.

Structure and organisation
Operationally, we are organised into four divisions: Commercial, Planning & Development, Residential and Rural. All of these divisions operate on a national basis. We describe the composition and structure of the divisions and their capabilities below:

Commercial and Planning & Development
The Commercial and Planning & Development divisions operate across our office network providing a multi-disciplinary service offer across the residential, office, industrial, retail and leisure sectors. Annually, we transact c900,000 sq ft of leasehold floorspace, c£100 million in terms of investment deals and we are promoting 13,593 acres of development land which will provide 71,256 new homes. We valued £2.1 billion of assets during the last financial year. Clients include LB Hounslow, West Oxfordshire DC, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Wycombe DC, University College London, Department for Work & Pensions, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, National Crime Agency, Pensions Regulator, Wiltshire Police, The Crown Estate, The Church Commissioners, MEPC, Goodman, AXA REIM, Standard Life, VP Group, RPS Group and Betty & Taylors. Services provided include:

  • Agency and Investment – acquisitions/ lettings
  • Architecture
  • Building consultancy
  • Client accounting
  • CPO/Compensation
  • Developer selection/procurement
  • Development viability appraisals
  • Expert Witness
  • Financial modelling and appraisals
  • Investment and asset management
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Mapping
  • Planning consultancy
  • Property management
  • Strategic advice
  • Town planning
  • Valuations

Residential and Rural
We operate national teams in both the residential and rural markets, including infrastructure, minerals/waste and renewable energy. Nationally we manage over 1 million acres of land and hence we draw on all divisions/departments within the firm to deliver this service, as needed. Our Residential team provides sales and lettings advice across a wide range of product types including new homes, the second-hand market and social housing. Alongside our Commercial division, this provides us with the opportunity to provide market insight across both the commercial and residential markets and to act on complex mixed use schemes. We are part of Leading Real Estate, a global affiliation of advisers providing access to international investors. Clients include Oxford CC, Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, The Crown Estate, The Church Commissioners, The Portman Estate and Langham Estate. Services provided include:

  • Asset valuations
  • Estate management
  • Housing Revenue account
  • International
  • Loan security valuations
  • New homes
  • Sales and lettings

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