Jonathan Denham Co-President
CONSULTING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SINCE 1985
Jon is an industry leader in the field of real estate consulting, with over 25 years of experience in planning, design, and construction in New York City. Guided by his complementary background in civil engineering and urban planning, Jon co-founded Denham Wolf with Paul Wolf to provide integrated real estate services to nonprofit organizations as a means towards sustainable and dynamic urban development. By supporting organizations that provide critical services and economic activity, Denham Wolf created a viable platform for real estate that contributes to the vitality of New York City.
As a Co-President of Denham Wolf, Jon has successfully managed a multitude of urban development projects, bringing to bear a deep understanding of the human dynamics involved in every project. His work has included planning and feasibility studies, building and facility assessments, and the design and construction of a diverse range of building projects for educational, healthcare, and cultural organizations. Jon’s work is strengthened by his ability to work with complex development structures, extensive contacts with government and private development entities, and a strong track record with community groups and elected officials. Together, Jon’s experience and holistic vision of real estate planning allows him to effectively lead Denham Wolf’s highly-skilled staff, as well as diversified external teams.
In 2007, Denham Wolf expanded their business practice to include the re-development of the Banknote building, a 400,000 square foot adaptive re-use project that Jon and Paul envisioned as an economic engine and locus of community service in the South Bronx. Other key projects include the development of the Jerome Robbins Theater for the Baryshnikov Arts Center, a permanent home for Poets House in Battery Park City, a new headquarters facility for the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, and Scandinavia House, a multifunctional cultural center for the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Before jointly founding Denham Wolf, Jon studied engineering at Princeton University. During this time, he developed an interest in architecture as well, which further drove his interest in the built environment. After college, he worked in consulting engineering, and went on to work at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where his work in public-sector development and urban planning led him to pursue a Master’s degree at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. Continuing his work at the EDC, ultimately as Senior Vice President of Capital Program & Planning, he completed a number of major projects including alternative site assessments for Yankee Stadium and for Shea Stadium.
- M.P.A. with a specialization in public policy analysis, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York, NY
- B.S. in Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
- Strategic Facilities Planning Committee Member, Star Island Corporation
- Member, Urban Land Institute
- Member, Row New York Board of Directors
- Princeton Alumni Real Estate Network