Jonah Bonn is the Founder of First Bay. He is active in the management of a portfolio of commercial and industrial real estate in Ottawa and Atlantic Canada.
Jonah is a Registered Professional Planner and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. He is also a licensed mortgage broker with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario and is also a member of the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario. Jonah served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario from 2009 to 2014.
Jonah was formerly the Chief Operating Officer and Principal Broker of Ontario Wealth Management Corporation (“Owemanco”), the manager and administrator of a $250 million private mortgage fund, focusing on short-term (bridge), and construction financing transactions. He currently serves a member of the Owemanco Mortgage Trust’s investment committee.
Prior to joining Owemanco in 2004, Jonah worked for several years at a land development company based in Ottawa where he was responsible for managing the finances and planning functions for a portfolio of urban development parcels. Before that, he was employed as an auditor at KPMG Chartered Accountants LLP in Toronto.
Given Jonah’s diverse background and unique skill set, he is often engaged to assist lenders and restructuring professionals in complex real estate workouts.
Jonah attended the University of Ottawa from 1992 to 1997 where he earned a B.Sc. and B.A.. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Management and Professional Accounting from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in 1999. Jonah now resides in Ottawa with his wife and two children.