Jonathan H. Simon
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Jonathan H. Simon has been investing in, asset managing and renovating real estate since 1987. He first entered the real estate business with The Donald Zucker Company and then formed Simon Development Group in the early 1990's. Mr. Simon began as a general contractor and subsequently commenced acquiring and renovating both residential and commercial space on his own account.
Mr. Simon takes a long-term ownership view when it comes to Simon Baron's real estate investment protfolio. He has generated strong returns for his investment partners, which include institutions and high net-worth individuals. In addition, Mr. Simon always co-invests his own capital alongside the investors' capital, creating an alignment of interests and incentive to perform.
Mr. Simon is a member of the Board of Trustees of BRT Realty Trust, which is a New York Stock Exchange listed mortgage REIT (NYSE:BRT). He is a member of the Young Mens/Womens Real Estate Association of New York (YM/WREA), and the Urban Land Institute (UL). He is also a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and the Entrepreneur's Organization(EO). Mr. Simon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and attended the Real Estate Institute at New York University. He lives in Scarsdale with his wife and two children.