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 two decades, 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. The intense focus on presentation, in conjunction with more than two years of courting by the Encore Sotheby's International Realty's leadership, prompted The Eriksen Group, Inc. to finally join forces with the team 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 Broker Associate license, is a proud 15 year member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors, the Indiana Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. In his leisure time, Jonathan enjoys sampling Indy's best restaurants as a self-diagnosed "foodie", spending time with his family in Michigan and the Caribbean, and taking on residential design projects. Jonathan has held his American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) designation, and 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 served as President of Ivy Hills Residents' Association for four years. He participates as a member with Binford Redevelopment and Growth, and currently serves as Director for the Greater Allisonville Community Council. Jonathan and his wife, Stephanie, are active members of Resonate Church, and avid supporters of The Oaks Academy and Park Tudor, where their children, Natalie and Henry, attend school.