First interview: London’s ‘Mr Monopoly’

For more than a decade, the investment agent known in the industry as “Mr Monopoly” has been quietly piecing together some of London and the UK’s most creative deals from a quiet corner of Mayfair, in the company of his Pomeranian dog, Mr Fluffy.

Jonathan Harris, the self-styled “king of the off-market deal”, has operated Harris Associates out of the spotlight since 2002 and transacted £2.5bn since 2012. A further £150m is expected to be added to that in Q1, with sales already coming out the door. 

But Harris is now being forced