Jonathan Thorpe serves as Principal, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Gale International and is responsible for international and domestic project financing, investments, business planning, strategy and operating/development matters.
Having worked on the Songdo International Business District (IBD) project since 2002, shortly after its inception, Jonathan has been involved in structuring and closing all major equity and debt financing transactions for Songdo IBD, one of the largest single privately-financed and owned developments currently underway in the world. Jonathan also serves on the Board of Directors of New Songdo International City Development, LLC (NSIC), the owner of the Songdo IBD, as well as on the Board of Directors of NSIC’s development manager, Gale International Korea, LLC (GIK).
Jonathan has been affiliated with Gale International, formerly The Gale Company, since 1985 and has been additionally responsible for the successful financing, development and disposition of the Company’s portfolios of office, retail and industrial properties in the New York/New Jersey area, Boston, Massachusetts, and in Southern California.
Prior to joining Gale International, Jonathan worked in the Los Angeles Real Estate Investments Office of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, where he was responsible for joint venture, mortgage and purchase investments in commercial real estate properties throughout Southern California.
Jonathan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of the University of California, Berkeley.