Adgemis and Tozzi

Meet the Sydney playboy who is building a huge pub empire

PHOTO: Adgemis and Tozzi reigned as a Sydney power couple until their split in 2016

  • Playboy dealmaker Jon Adgemis joins Stu Laundy and Justin Hemmes as one of Sydney’s big hotel barons 
  • The former banker turned hotelier has snapped up a raft of pubs in recent months 
  • Adgemis once dated Cheyenne Tozzi before taking up with current flame and Chic model Megan MacKenzie
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Watch out Justin Hemmes and Stu Laundy, there’s a new playboy pub baron in town – and he’s got a model girlfriend to match.

Former high-flying banker Jon Adgemis has turned his attention to pouring beers – and is out to give Sydney’s gaggle of pub tsars a run for their money.

In the past year alone Adgemis’s Jaga Group has splashed out more than $50 million on pubs including The Town Hall in Balmain, The Kurrajong in Erskineville, The Exchange in Darlinghurst and The Camelia Grove in Alexandria.

And last week he swooped on another – The Empire Hotel in Annandale – paying $5million for the popular corner pub.

The suave dealmaker is intent on building an empire to compete with giants Merivale, Laundy Hotels and Iris Capital.

While better known in social circles as the former boyfriend of model Cheyenne Tozzi, Adgemis is the former head of mergers and acquisitions at accounting giant KPMG.

Often pictured tooling around Sydney in a black Maserati, Adgemis (pictured) was also known as something of a playboy in town before settling down with current flame and model Megan MacKenzie

Often pictured tooling around Sydney in a black Maserati, Adgemis (pictured) was also known as something of a playboy in town before settling down with current flame and model Megan MacKenzie

His pub ambitions also received a boost recently with the hiring of ex-Crown Hotels boss Peter Crinis.

Crinis, who stepped down from Crown in July, is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost hotel operators, having overseen Crown’s non-gambling holdings across both Sydney and Melbourne for two decades.

It’s understood he will serve as chief operations boss, with the position to be made formal in December.

Meanwhile, Adgemis’s foray into Sydney’s hotel business has focused attention on his high-flying playboy lifestyle.

The ex-files: Jon Adgemis made a splash with ex-girlfriend Cheyenne Tozzi before moving on to another stunning model

The ex-files: Jon Adgemis made a splash with ex-girlfriend Cheyenne Tozzi before moving on to another stunning model

The latest pub in the Jaga Group portfolio is the popular Empire Hotel at Annandale in Sydney’s inner west, which was snapped up for $5million.

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