Ambitious Kenyan Billionaire Taking Europe by Storm

  • Not known to many, Jonathan Jackson, is a highly acclaimed real estate billionaire in Europe and Africa.

    Born and raised in Eldoret to a Kenyan-born English father and an English mother, Jackson pursued his studies at St Andrews Turi, an international school in Nakuru County, before flying to London to pursue further studies.

    In a conversation with veteran journalist Alex Chamwada on the Daring Abroad series on January 25, 2020, Jackson intimated that he has handled and owns several properties across the world through his creation, Lordship Group. 

    Lordship Group is headquartered in Prague (Czech Republic) but has subsidiaries that include Lordship Africa in Nairobi, Lordship Europe, and Lordship Turkey.

    A section of the Karen Hill properties owned by Jonathan Jackson's firm Lordship Africa.

    He told Chamwada that for him to get to the point where he is in life, he had to start small and to patiently watch his business grow to the behemoth it is at the moment.

    His buildings have housed among many the European Union, Tesco, SPAR, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Bertelsmann, Raiffeisenbank, and also major Czech companies such as CSOB Bank, Patria Finance Investment Bank, and the largest Czech law firm Kocián & Šolc & Balaštik. 

    In Kenya, he is the proprietor of the Nairobi 88 Apartments in Upperhill, Nairobi, a project set to become the tallest residential apartment in Sub-saharan Africa.

    Identified as the 88 Nairobi Condominium, the establishment will feature a 44-floor, high-end, dedicated residential condominiums designed to five-star hotel standards, and aligned with UN security standards and European Union safety requirements.

    According to the Lordship Africa website, he is also the proprietor of the highly exclusive Karen Hills in Karen, a high-end gated community with 60 fully-serviced one-acre plots shrouded in nature.

    He bought the Nairobi City Stars football club through his Jonathan Jackson Foundation, a charity he set up to change the lives of Kenyan youth through sports and art.

    "When I started my business in Kenya, I wracked my brain about what charity to support and what to do before I decided to start my own foundation where we can be a link between community projects and big investors. My passion is to see how we can improve skill training in Kenya," he stated.

    The 88 Nairobi Condominium is set to be the tallest residential building in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Apart from football, Jackson spoke about his desire to start basketball courts in all communities within Nairobi, a project that he indicated had already kicked off in Dagoretti and Kawangware.

    Some of the projects owned by Lordship Europe spread across Czech and Turkey.

    Video Courtesy of Chams Media