Jason Coates is a real estate entrepreneur, engineer and investor with more than 30 years of investment in prime real estate markets across Europe and Asia. Born in London, England; Jason started his first business age 18 before pursuing a degree in engineering. In 1989, he launched his investment career in the London real estate market during the period of economic recession which preceded the UK's entry to the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. Jason’s initial target and area of focus was prime residential real estate in Notting Hill, which he later expanded to incorporate the locations across South West London with a focus in South Kensington and Mayfair.
In 2003, Jason capitalised on the financial decline of Continental Europe and its real estate markets to expand his ventures overseas. The move led him to diversify into sporting event real estate. He invested heavily in Barcelona and the infrastructure surrounding the America’s Cup international sailing race in Valencia, acquiring land and large apartment complexes around the port location – what was then the new maritime development designed by respected architects Sir David Chipperfield and Santiago Calatrava. Housing more than 600 members of the America’s Cup over a period of 4 years, offering an important service to both the historical racing organisation and the city of Valencia Jason was awarded 'Best accomodation provider' in return for his valued contribution to the event.
In 2012, Jason invested in the London Olympic Village during its period of commercial, retail and residential transition – a transformation led by Lord Sebastian Coe of the Olympic Delivery Authority, following the completion of the Games. Jason captured undervalued regeneration areas of London in the wake of the U.S. sub-prime mortgage crisis, before moving on to produce some of Knightsbridge and Belgravia’s highest residential sales records.
Some of Jason’s current areas of focus include: London Brexit opportunities, Catalan Independence, the 2019 Tokyo Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Jason is currently involved with key strategic partners in China, reviewing opportunities in China's 'One Belt One Road' development initiative.