Charles Jonas serves as a Principal and Carolinas Market Leader for Foundry Commercial. In this dual role, Charles creates selective investment opportunities for his clients and provides an innovative approach to asset leasing while leading the company’s overall growth, driving strategic acquisitions, and recruitment of talent. Charles handles day to day leasing for specific assets, while working with institutional clients on deployment of capital and increasing investment returns within those assets. Charles applies a diverse real estate background to these endeavors.
Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Charles led Jones Lang LaSalle’s Regional Agency Leasing Team in the Carolinas helping to grow its client base to over 8M SF of office assets while closing almost 3M SF of leasing in the three years with Jones Lang LaSalle. Prior to JLL, Charles led multiple divisions at Trinity Partners including Senior Leasing Agent, Managing Director for Business Development, and Managing Director of the Tenant Representation Group.
Charles is also a frequent panelist for numerous real estate organizations speaking about the broader economic impact of the local and regional real estate market, discussing national real estate impacts, and offering projections of future trends in the local market for such organizations as NAIOP, CRCBR, Charlotte Business Journal, and CoreNet. Charles is a Charlotte native and a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He has also been recognized as Charlotte's 40 Under 40.