Prior to joining Encore Sotheby's International Realty, Jonathan was a founding member and original shareholder of one of the largest residential real estate companies in Indianapolis. Over the last decade, he has been able to build a distinguished reputation amongst the buying and selling public, as well as within the close-knit community of local real estate professionals. Jonathan is known for his ability to transform a property in preparation for market, and visually represent his clients' properties in such a way that "the story is effectively told" long before the prospective buyer ever sets foot in the home. This intense focus on presentation, in conjunction with more than two years of courting by the Encore's Jeffrey Cohen and Mark Zukerman, prompted The Eriksen Group, Inc. to finally join forces with Encore Sotheby's International Realty in the fall of 2011. Jonathan grew up in Carmel, graduated from Carmel High School, and earned his degree in Architecture from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Prior to residential real estate, Jonathan worked as an intern-architect for Browning, Day, Mullins, Dierdorf, as well as, J.W. McQuiston Architecture + Interior Design. Jonathan holds an Indiana Real Estate Salesperson's license, is a proud 10 year member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors, the Indiana Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and the American Society of Interior Designers. In his leisure time, Jonathan enjoys sampling Indy's best restaurants as a self-diagnosed "foodie", spending time with his family in Michigan and Florida, and taking on residential design projects. His work has won local, state, and national awards, and has been published in Indianapolis Monthly on several occasions. Jonathan is a community leader and the active President of the Ivy Hills Residents' Association. He participates as member with Binford Redevelopment and Growth, as well as, the Greater Allisonville Community Council. The Eriksens are members of Devon Country Club. Jonathan and his wife, Stephanie, are active members of College Park Church, and avid supporters of The Oaks Academy, where their children, Natalie and Henry, attend school.