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jonathan d. straus, CSNA

Founding Principal & Portfolio Manager

Inspired by a Family of Entrepreneurs

Jonathan is the Founding Principal of Commons Capital Advisors. He has worked for many of the big Wall Street firms over his career including Smith Barney, Tucker Anthony, RBC Dain Rauscher, Advest and Merrill Lynch/Bank of America ― three of them by way of acquisition.

Jonathan has an extensive background providing comprehensive wealth management advice and services to individuals, multigenerational families, businesses and institutions. He is a member of a select group of advisors who can offer personalized, discretionary asset management services. This enables him to function as your personal portfolio manager and to construct a portfolio that is aligned with your investment objectives, time horizon, risk tolerance, and overall financial strategy.

success is cumulative

From 2011-2018, Jonathan received the Boston Magazine FIVE STAR Wealth Manager℠ Award for Overall Satisfaction. Five Star Professional partnered with Boston Magazine to conduct research to identify a select group of wealth managers who are exceptional in both their ability and their commitment to overall satisfaction. Fewer than 3% of the 20,000 wealth managers in the Boston area were selected.

From 2012-2018, Jonathan was named to the Barron's Winners Circle Top Independent Advisors and invited to attend the Summit in Phoenix, AZ. The Barron's Winner's Circle Top Independent Advisors Summit brings together the best in the business. It is designed to facilitate a free-flowing exchange of information, ideas and insights through peer-based communication and an unwavering focus on best practices and winning wealth management strategies.

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Hartford. He is the former President of the 124 Beacon Street Association Trust, an avid fly fisherman and an active volunteer with The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber and Taly Foundation.

team members

michael manschot

Managing Director
Portfolio Manager

malik a. smith, csna, cltc

First Vice President
Private Wealth Advisor

rose m. thompson, crpc®

Vice President
Private Wealth Advisor