Background and industry experienceJonathan leads on compulsory purchase matters for our South Central Region and has spearheaded the marketing of Fisher German's services both in the South and throughout the UK. His HS2 work has seen him give evidence to the Parliamentary Committee and a high success rate in service of Blight Notices and Need to Sell applications. Jonathan’s work also encompasses expert witness, valuations and management advice, recent instructions including providing a portfolio valuation to a religious institution and detailed tenancy and valuation advice to a family trust. Jonathan qualified from Harper Adams in 2004, at first working in Essex where he gained RICS and CAAV accreditation before moving to Oxfordshire, initially with Carter Jonas. He has been with Fisher German since 2011.
Outside of work, Jonathan spends time with his family at home in Oxfordshire. His great passion (some would say obsession), is for steam locomotives, with much time being spent following these around the UK and abroad. Jonathan is a steam locomotive fireman on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway and is also known as the editor of his own railway magazine, Sonderzug.
What year did you start your job?
2002 (placement), 2004 (graduate)
What has been your favourite project and why?
Exceptional Hardship Scheme application to HS2 for an elderly and frail couple. Acceptance of the application meant that they could move to a more suitable property and gave a feeling of having done a good thing.
Most admired, non-property brand?
Factory Records – they catalogued everything, including a night club.
Chasing steam engines here, there and everywhere.
Best holiday destination?
One item to take to a desert island?
Other than a boat? A well-stocked i-pod.
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
The historian, James Holland
What’s your favourite film of all time?
Titfield Thunderbolt, so joyously quotable