Jonathan Guion serves as the Principal and the Managing Broker for Jonathan Commercial Properties, specializing in commercial real estate investments, asset management, representing clients in the purchase and sale of commercial properties, leasing and development consulting. He is a dedicated and market savvy professional with over 30 years of commercial real estate experience. Jonathan provides the power of creative and well organized marketing, has sold and leased over $171 million in transactions and filled over six million square feet of commercial space. As an active real estate investor, Jonathan also understands his client’s perspective of property ownership, property values, return on investment and the value of cash flows.
Jonathan grew up in Coastal Virginia and has a deep understanding of the local markets. Jonathan is dedicated to the commercial real estate industry and is a long time, active member of the Society of Office and Industrial REALTORS (SIOR) where he served as both an Officer and the State Chapter treasurer for over twelve years. SIOR is a network of the top commercial REALTORS in the world with a membership of over 3,300 members in 686 cities and 36 countries. Jonathan has also served as a chair of the SIOR National Technology Committee.
Jonathan spent several years as the Director of Development for a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust and as Chief Operating Officer for a private real estate holding company and holds a Virginia Class B contractor’s license. Jonathan is a past president of the Hampton Roads Commercial Real Estate Council as well as a past chair for the Old Dominion University Center for Real Estate and Economic Development Advisory Board. For many years, Jonathan was a speaker and the emcee for the Old Dominion University Annual Real Estate Market Review, as well as an author of two books and numerous real estate articles for local business publications. He is a current member of SIOR, REIN, Self Storage Association, the local, state and national Association of REALTORS and Old Dominion University’s E. V. Williams Center for Real Estate, Executive Advisory Board.
Jonathan earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Business from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Jonathan grew up on the coastal Virginia waters and is an avid boater, fisherman, gardener and conservationist.
Donald H. Pollard, Jr., CSM
Don Pollard has over 47 years of experience in commercial real estate development, management and acquisitions coast to coast. He began his career in coastal Virginia developing grocery anchored community centers and performing development services for multifamily projects.
Don joined The Hahn Company, a nationwide enclosed mall developer, handling all of their enclosed malls east of the Rocky Mountains. That consisted of over 13 million square feet of retail space across 13 properties. He was also on the redevelopment team, for which at the time, was the largest mall redevelopment, 1.6 million square feet, done in the country. That was the enclosure and expansion of Northwest Plaza in St. Louis.
Don joined Simon Property Group in 1990 as a member of the original development team of Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN. He was with Simon Property Group for 19 years. As Senior Vice President of Development, he had responsibilities across the entire 245,000,000 square foot portfolio. He has worked on every type of retail project including: enclosed malls, entertainment centers, mixed use developments, outlet centers, Mills projects, power centers and urban centers. These projects consisted of existing projects, redevelopment projects and new developments.
His career has exposed him to every state in the country. His broad knowledge of markets across the country brings the ability to understand the characteristics of projects in any market.
Don holds a Virginia real estate license. He obtained his Certified Shopping Center Manager designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers in 1978. He has been a speaker at several industry conventions during his career. He is a member of the Self Storage Association. He holds a B.S. degree in Business from Christopher Newport College of the College of William & Mary.