Jonathan Mannings

Founding Director

Expertise Office Agency
Qualifications MRICS
Office Phone 0118 907 1299
Mobile 07917 064033

Our business-orientated approach means we are totally focussed on our clients and have the time to think strategically about delivering the best solution.


Jonathan has worked in the West London and Thames Valley commercial property market for over 25 years first as a Director of Rogers Chapman then a founding Partner of Cushman & Wakefield's Thames Valley office at Stockley Park and then as National Head of Offices at Colliers International.

Jonathan is married to Lesley and they have two children Joshua and Katie and a Cocker Spaniel called Stockley. He enjoys travelling and messing about in boats.


Jonathan has acted for major developer and occupier clients including SEGRO, P&O Developments, Capital & Counties, Landid, McKay Securities, Lego, P&G, Gilead Sciences, BP and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Acting on behalf of Fluor Ltd he negotiated the pre-let acquisition of a new 210,000 sqft headquarters campus at IQ Farnborough. More recently, he advised Quintiles on the acquisition of their new 120,000 sqft headquarters at Green Park, Reading.

A consumate deal doer he thrives on devising creative marketing solutions for promoting clients properties and throughout his career has been widely credited with being instrumental in turning around the success of schemes which hitherto, had lacked results.

"I would like clients to recognise the complimentary skills that Rare bring to a project. At Rare we do not seek to compete with the big international firms, but our experience of working in that environment coupled with our detailed on the ground experience of the Thames Valley, makes us uniquely well-placed to assist clients with projects from the smallest to the largest".