Jonathan Bursey – Chief Operating Officer
Academically, Jonathan was a scholar at the second oldest school in England, The King’s School (est. 604 AD). As Jonathan advanced into tertiary education, he attended the Business School at Nottingham University where he read Finance, Accounting, and Management. He received the second highest grade.
Jonathan was awarded one of thirty training contracts out of more than five hundred applicants at the National Audit Office in London, thus beginning his career as an accountant. He was assigned to the MOD (Ministry of Defense), a high security clearance division dealing with multi-billion pound activities.
He then transitioned into the Quantitative Finance field in order to be in a front office position. In his second year with the company, he was the highest revenue producing employee and received a double promotion. He simultaneously built a team of three individuals. In 2012, Jonathan presented the company’s business plan to the US Embassy in order to initiate the company’s goal of expansion into America by qualifying for five-year Investor Treaty visas.
As Director of Business Development, Jonathan helped grow the company’s presence in the US markets by forming relationships with managing directors of some of the largest investment banks, partners of multi-billion dollar asset managers and hedge funds, as well as owners of independent proprietary trading firms.
In November 2014, Jonathan joined Gotham Realty, a vertically integrated Real Estate firm in Beverly Hills as its Director of Business Development. He then assumed the additional position of Operations Manager for the Agency division, doubling the size of the brokerage to a team of sixty Realtors and Broker Associates.
Presently with Urban Mutual, Jonathan manages company-wide operations for the group’s first mortgage and mezzanine funding investment activity, namely the provision of first mortgage and mezzanine funding to renovation and new construction projects.