Jonathan has volunteered with Maot Chitim since he was 12 years old and has served on the Board of Directors since 2018. His family and friends look forward to each delivery day at locations around Chicago. Professionally, Jonathan runs a real estate investment management firm, Experiential Capital Group (ECG). Their first development project, The Neighborhood™ Hotel, is located at Clark & Wrightwood in Lincoln Park. Previously Jonathan spent four years as a Director of Asset Management for Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC). While at EQC, his responsibilities included budgeting, managing the capital spend and negotiaing leases totaling over 2 million square feet. Additionally, he helped shape the national amenities & services program and assisted in the disposition of properties. During his tenure at EQC, he was responsible for over seven million square feet of office and industrial assets at 19 properties in eight markets.
Jonathan spent the first ten years of his career in tenant representation working at Cushman & Wakefield and Transwestern. He advised over 150 companies to negotiate office leases resulting in transaction volume in excess of 500,000 square feet. Jonathan’s focus was helping tenants with site selection, lease renewals, lease restructures, expansions, relocations, and financial & strategic consulting. Select clients included Hilton Hotels, Integrated Office Suites, DLA Piper, Clearstream.tv, City Year, Blueprint CRE, and Orbitz.
Jonathan earned his degree in Journalism and Strategic Communications from the University of Kansas and is an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker, LEED AP and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Other not for profit commitments include support of the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces IMPACT Scholarship Program and City Year Chicago.