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Jonathon Gray, B.Comm, Finance & Marketing

Jonathon Gray

Senior Associate, JLL

Areas of involvement during my undergrad:

·         JDC West co-Chair, External

·         JDC West co-Captain

·         Red Bull Student Brand Manager

·         President of UNBC Ski & Snowboard Club

·         VP Marketing & Events UNBC CSS

·         JDC West Competitor – Athletic, Entrepreneurship & Not-for-Profit Business Strategy

·         Board Member Community Partners Addressing Homelessness

·         Member of Prince George Chamber of Commerce

JDC West was one of the most valuable experiences of my undergraduate degree. We live in a constantly changing business environment and case-based learning is a way to address this. It provided a framework to quickly address real problems, analyze them and present the findings to a panel of industry experts. JDC West was a highlight of my undergrad and the reason for some of my closest friends, both from UNBC and other competing universities. 

 My role as co-Chair and co-Captain are still relevant today. I continue to draw on my experiences in overseeing a $0.5m budget, leading a 30-person team and 100 PT volunteers, managing external/public relations and leading collaborative partnerships between local/national companies, government and student bodies.

I believe JDC West offers an alternative & relevant approach to learning. Because of this I continued to remain involved as a coach and Chair of the Board of Directors after graduation. 

Mr. Gray has a breadth of experience in the hospitality, entertainment and real estate industry and is currently a Senior Associate at JLL, the 2nd largest commercial real estate firm globally. Since joining JLL in 2014, he has provided analyst support to numerous projects including one of the largest office leasing transactions in Canada, awarded two (2) consulting projects to attract office development to a municipality in the Greater Toronto Area, received Rookie of the Year and will represent 30,000 – 40,000 sf in leasing transactions on behalf of clients in 2016.

Date: September 13, 2016