Having lived in Italy, France and Greece for almost 8 years and a further 10 years in New York and Aspen, Colorado I have gained valuable work life experience in many fields. As a career Ski and Snowboard Instructor,the early 1990's saw me moving between hemispheres to follow the snow. I was lucky enough to train and compete in elite level Snowboard Racing and Giant Slalom on skiis.
In the off season, my passion for the ocean was highlighted by several seasons Ocean Yacht racing. Based in the Caribbean island of Antigua I completed 2 seasons aboard the racing yacht, Orchidea. On board I learnt ,among many other things, the value of collaboration, team work and above all the discipline and drive to push to the limits within your field to strive for success. Our yacht successfully raced and won on many occasions in races across the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda, Long Island , Newport -Rhode Island and Spain.
My passion for the property market started in the late 1990's running my own successful design and renovation business in The Hamptons, New York. Involved in the building, renovation and painting industry in the USA for many years has given me a valuable insight into how and when to add value to a property to prepare for sale and more importantly when work carried out may not give you the return on investment you are expecting depending on the local market and demographics of the area.
I bought my first property in Mt. Hawthorn, Perth around 1997.Since then I have invested in and developed many properties ranging from beach front reno's in Dunsborough, to large scale homes in City Beach to small units and villas.
It is this knowledge and experience which has given me the best grounding and an in depth understanding of Perth's property market. A decade and a half of exposure to real estate will give both buyers and sellers an edge in todays changing marketplace regardless of the desired outcome.
Having grasped a range of digital marketing strategies ahead of the curve, it remains more crucial than ever to use specific online marketing initiatives to gain maximum exposure of your property.
From the early days of ski racing in Aspen, to the weeks on end at sea in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, to successful real estate marketing,negotiating and sales in Perth the common denominators are clear.
Commitment, focus and transparency and a can-do attitude will simply put add massive value to your next real estate move!!
Look forward to having a chat !!!
2016 REIWA $10-15 MILLION CLUB
2017 REIWA $10-15 MILLION CLUB
International Ski Instructors Association Level 3 Instructor-1994
1st Place in Racing Division in Newport - Bermuda Regatta 1995
Qualified Personal Trainer
Advanced Scuba Diving accreditation
Digital marketing strategies/social media and exposure in an ever changing online environment
Conflict Resolution/Advanced Negotiating tactics
Fluent in Italian.
Conversational Spanish, French and Greek
Small business development in a retail environment
My passion and energy for delivering value are paramount. Real estate, like any business is about building relationships. Strong relationships are built on fundamental values like trust , integrity and honesty.
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation is my preferred charity.
In 2009 my son , Chase , was born with a congenital heart defect. He underwent emergency cardiac surgery on Day 4 of his life. Having spent months in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at PMH he was finally released with a repaired heart!!
He has since made a full recovery and my wife and I are eternally grateful to the Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon and AMAZING team who looked after Chase.
As such proceeds from each house sale made by Jon go to the Princess Margaret Foundation to assist other children in need.
With both my boys at school at Aranmore Primary School in Leederville I am actively involved in many aspects of community life in both Leederville and Mt.Hawthorn. As any parent would know the after school activities and community involvement rarely stops!!