Jason Jones, LUX. Denver Advisor
Jason is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef having worked in Los Angeles, Vail, New York City, Austin and his hometown Houston, Texas. As a private chef for high net worth individuals some of his clients included George & Barbara Bush, Steve Wynn, Muhammad Ali and the guy Dick Cheney accidentally shot, Harry Whittington. Realizing too late in life that he should have been an architect, Jason’s interest in real estate started with a hobby of buying and restoring Mid Century Modern homes. He has a passion and strong appreciation for modern and contemporary design. Having a knack for recognizing emerging markets and quality investments he decided to leave the food industry to work in real estate full time.
He works seasonally as a volunteer sit-ski instructor for disabled adults and children through the National Sports Center for the Disabled and is a member of the Board of Directors for Redline Contemporary Art Center in RiNo. Passionate about skiing, mountain climbing, hiking and camping, Jason and his wife Mary Helen moved to Denver in 2014 to be closer to the mountains and the lifestyle they love.
Q&A with Jason
1. What do you love about your job?
I genuinely enjoy helping others. I love people and enjoy meeting and working with people from all walks of life, I am a people person!
2. What organizations are you passionate about being involved with?
I believe in working in the service of others. Having lost a brother to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 1985 I spend a lot of my time volunteering with organizations that work with disabled adults and children. Depending on the disability it can be challenging work but at the end of the day, the smiles on their faces make it all worthwhile. It is work that grounds me and teaches me to slow down, to ponder, to take the time to look around and take in this beautiful world and all of the simple joys I am blessed to encounter every day.
3. What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m a “Needle in the Haystack” kind of guy. If you are looking for something unique and special you can be sure I will find it, I enjoy the challenge.
4. Why did you choose LUX. Denver?
I chose LUX. Denver because I wanted to work with a smaller more progressive company whose values are similar to my own. Considering my time in the food industry I have very high standards in terms of product and service and after researching LUX. Denver I knew it was a perfect choice.
5. What is your communication style like?
Relaxed, easy going communicator, a great listener, direct and honest.
6. Whats your favorite neighborhood(s) in Denver?
When we first moved to Denver we rented a loft in LoDo a few blocks from Coors Field. Since we did not know the city well enough or what we would be doing job wise it made more sense to live more central. Even though much of the area around us was still dirt, we enjoyed being close to some of Denver’s premier destinations for food and entertainment so we purchased a loft in the building directly across the street from us. In the short amount of time we have lived here, we now are able to walk to many of the places we enjoy such as the flagship Whole Foods in downtown Denver, Denver’s professional sporting venues, and Union Station to catch a train directly to the airport. In LoDo, there is a great vibe and always something going on.
7. What are you passionate about?
Exceptional client service.