Upon graduating from Earl Haig Secondary School in Toronto in 2012, Jonathan decided not to immediately pursue a higher education and chose to obtain some real world experience by getting a regular minimum wage job instead. He worked as a warehouse merchandiser at the lumberyard of one of the top performing RONA stores across Canada, due to having to fill massive material orders each day for the hundreds of custom houses that were being built nearby within the North York, Toronto area at the time. It was a humble position that consisted of sweeping floors and loading construction materials into the trucks of the dozens of contractors who would frequently shop there each day. Jonathan used the opportunity working at RONA to meet hundreds of different trades people who he would interview, and ask for life advice, each day while loading their trucks with lumber or a variety of different assorted construction materials. He eventually left that minimum wage job to attain a college education and pursue internships with realtors and lawyers at the insistence of his parents who wanted him to have a respectable professional career. Jonathan eventually realized that his true passion was about both building and creating, which lead him to abandon his prior professional interests and instead gain invaluable experience in the carpentry trade, primarily specializing in outdoor wood work. In 2017, Jonathan partnered up with Patrick Nedza, another successful entrepreneur with a proven track record, to incorporate the business and Wayland Construction Ltd. was born. Today Wayland Construction has achieved several times the size and the scale it once had at its infancy, operating interprovincially in both Ontario and Manitoba, engaging in active real estate investing under the registered trade name, Wayland Acquisitions Ltd., and its owed to the values, partnerships with the community, and its great clients who are attracted by the values the company stands for. Jonathan is also a volunteer board member for the Manitoba Real estate Investor Association, a non for profit group, seeking to educate the general public about the local Manitoba industry and provide support for members of the local investor community.
Nine years into his full time entrepreneurship career, Jonathan is professional real estate investor, branding consultant, and an author with a strong belief in investing in the future through self-education, coaching and networking. It’s Jonathan's belief that success is built through teams, networks, and proven systems rather than only through his individual efforts, Jonathan strives to put himself around the most influential people of our time in order to bring success for other people and then himself. Jonathan also believes that majority of wealth in this world is created through both short term and long term real estate investments, with his business experience, knowledge of real estate investment strategies and his core philosophical beliefs, he is unstoppable when it comes to taking care of his investors and ensuring they get an adequate return on investment. A small pebble rolling down a mountain will eventually become a rockslide. These are the forces that pushed the first pebble. Without vision, teamwork, integrity, gratitude and community, none of this is even possible.