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Jonathan Denis-Jacob | Colliers | Singapore

Jonathan Denis-Jacob

Director & Head

Advisory & Consulting

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Professional Summary

Jonathan is  Director and Head of Advisory services at  Colliers International in Singapore. He is a registered professional planner, urban economist and real estate professional with over 13 years of industry experience in North America and Asia. He has joined Colliers International in May 2018. 

Jonathan is in the business of providing bespoke strategic advisory through solid economic, financial, and market analysis to help clients achieve remarkable real estate, urban and infrastructure projects. As an international urban development and real estate expert, he supports government agencies, public institutions and investors on real estate strategies, urban planning and infrastructure projects and economic development strategies across Asia and beyond.

Jonathan regularly supports clients with their regional and international real estate investment strategies, working with Colliers International colleagues around the world as part of Asia outbound capital deployment strategies. 

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Jonathan is a Canadian citizen and permanent resident of Singapore. He is professionally fluent in English, French and Spanish.


Since entering the industry in 2008, Jonathan delivered over 200 urban planning, real estate and tourism projects/transactions across North America and Asia, totaling over US$5 billion in combined gross development value. He assisted dozens of clients, including municipalities, government agencies, institutions, property developers, tourism boards, investors and investment banks with their real estate, tourism and strategic projects.

He also has extensive experience providing diverse economic and advisory services across asset classes, including market, financial and investment analysis, feasibility studies, economic impact studies, highest-and-best-use analysis, repositioning strategies and development approval assistance.

He now leads Colliers International Singapore's strategic advisory service team, managing projects in multiple assets classes (including office, retail, residential, tourism, mixed-use development, infrastructure, alternative assets) and providing the following key services to clients:

-  Real Estate market analysis

- Market Due diligence 

- Infrastructure consulting

- Urban and regional development consulting

- Development consulting

- Occupier consulting



Certificate in Hotel Real Estate  Finance and Investment, Cornell University

Graduate Studies in Management, McGill University, Montreal Canada

M.Sc. Urban Economics, National Institute of Scientific Research, Montreal Canada

B.Sc. Urban Planning, University of Montreal, Canada

Memberships & Involvements

Full Member and Registered Professional Planner, Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP RPP)

Full Member - Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP)

Full Member   - Urban Land Institute Singapore (ULI)

Full Member - Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyers (MRICS)


Select current and past client include:

  • OUE Commercial REIT
  • Lendlease Global Commercial REIT
  • Frasers Centrepoint Trust
  • Soildbuild
  • Boustead projects
  • Mapletree Industrial Trust
  • Sobha Group
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Kajima Corporation
  • Accordia Golf Trust
  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • T&T Group
  • EY
  • Kajima Group
  • School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA)
  • National Design Centre Singapore
  • Canadian High-Commission in Singapore
  • Bosch Appliances SEA
  • Changi Airport Group (CAG)
  • Shenzhen Airport Authority 
  • Surbana Jurong
  • Land Transport Authority (LTA)
  • Singapore Tourism Group (STB)
  • Building & Construction Authority (BCA)
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Alibaba
  • SMBC


Service Lines

Valuation and Advisory Services

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