Co-Founder & Managing Principal
Jon Schultz is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Onyx Equities, LLC. Since its founding in 2004 with partner John Saraceno, Jr., Onyx has become one of the most diversified and active real estate investment, management, development, and property service organizations in the New York metro market.
Jon leads investor capital-raising initiatives for the Onyx Phalanx Funds, as well as strategic planning, real estate technology development, and overall investment strategy for Onyx. Jon, as a real estate and CRE technology investor, has combined his passions for both real estate and technology. Through Jon’s vision and creativity, Onyx has embraced innovations that few other real estate companies have adopted, transforming nearly every aspect of the company’s operations.
A serial blogger and authentic public speaker, Jon has helped foster a new culture of tech savviness and awareness in commercial real estate. Sharing his thoughts and experiences in everything from mentorship to real estate technologies, his weekly blogs, and often outspoken social media feed, have landed him on numerous “Top Influencer” lists in both the real estate and CRE tech spaces.
Jon is a graduate of Syracuse University. He is board member of the Big Apple Chapter of YPO, the premiere network of chief executives and business leaders, and is a founding board member of the “Award of Courage” foundation. In this role, he raised significant funds for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and is a past recipient of their Humanitarian Award. His philanthropic efforts are now a significant part of his professional and personal life. Jonathan is also a member and Treasurer of the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees, which serves the Hackensack Meridian Health Network. Jon has sat on boards of both publicly traded and private companies in the technology arena and is also a proud member of Mindaligned, a collective impact initiative to create arts-engaged schools.