Charles Jonas

Partner, Senior Managing Director




Charles Jonas serves as the Senior Managing Director leading Capital Markets for Foundry’s Development & Investment platform while also helping lead its Service business. Charles applies a diverse and extensive 20-year real estate background to these endeavors which include capital raises, brokerage, market growth, and management.

As head of Capital Markets, Charles connects capital with specific Foundry investment or development opportunities that match the long-term investment strategies of our clients. Foundry has completed more than $4.6 billion in acquisitions and development opportunities since 2014. As a Services leader at Foundry, Charles has direct oversight for the Carolina and Texas markets, helps drive company’s overall growth in strategic geographical markets, leads acquisitions and recruitment of talent, and works with clients on execution of their investment thesis.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Charles led JLL’s Regional Agency Leasing Team in the Carolinas helping to grow its client base to over 8M SF of office assets. Prior to JLL, Charles led multiple divisions at a regional real estate firm, Trinity Partners, including Senior Leasing Agent, Managing Director for Business Development, and Managing Director of the Tenant Representation Group.

Charles is a frequent panelist for numerous real estate organizations speaking about local and regional real estate trends, and the broader impact of macro economics on local real estate markets for such organizations as NAIOP, CRCBR, InterFace, Charlotte Business Journal, and CoreNet. Charles is a Charlotte native and a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He is an active member of NAIOP (former President, Charlotte Chapter), ULI (IOPC Gold Council), CRCBR (Charlotte’s commercial real estate board), Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte’s Trail of History (former Chairman), and current Chairman of The May 20th Society. He served as Co-Chair of the Charlotte City Bond initiative and was recognized as Charlotte’s 40 Under 40.

Representative Clients

  • New York Life
  • American Realty Advisors
  • The Dilweg Companies
  • DRA Advisors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • The Lionstone Group
  • Mainstreet RE Partners
  • New Boston Fund
  • Pappas Properties
  • REEFF/Deutsche Bank
  • Starwood Capital
  • Parmenter Realty Partners
  • Gramercy Capital Corp
  • Trinity Capital
  • Wells Real Estate Funds
  • UBS

Education & Accreditations

  • B.S., Southern Methodist University
  • North Carolina Real Estate Broker
  • South Carolina Real Estate Broker

Community Involvement

  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS, Member
  • Charlotte Chapter of NAIOP, Past President
  • The May 20th Society, Chairman
  • Trail of History, Chairman