Jonathan Owens: 20 in Their 20s

Jonathan Owens worked for a year in both research and therapy after graduating with a bachelor’s degree before he realized neither area was meant for him. A short time later, opportunity knocked in the form of commercial real estate.

From the beginning, Owens has charted significant increases in sales year-over-year.

“He doubled his first year’s sales at Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce in his second [year], increased his second year’s amount by 40 percent in his third [year], and is well on pace to achieve an astounding 450 percent increase of his first year’s sales for 2015,” says Trigger Reital, Owens’ nominator and managing director at Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce. “His track record demonstrates an unsurpassed commitment to improvement and staying abreast of the commercial real estate industry’s trends.”

Though he’s been phenomenally successful, Owens says what’s more important than financial success to him is earning the respect of his peers and clients. Because of this, his ambition is focused more on continuing to build a positive reputation as a trustworthy, respected professional.

Last book read: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Social platform of choice: I’m not involved much with social media, but my friends and I use Snapchat a lot to trade laughs.

Read more about the 2015 “20 in Their 20s” here.