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Jonathan Hettinger has been active in real estate since 1998. Beginning that year, he purchased, renovated and profitably sold ten properties in Florida and the Northeast over a seven-year period. The discipline required to seek attractively priced properties, renovate them according to exacting standards and then strategically market them gives Jonathan a unique perspective in assisting clients who are interested in buying or selling properties.
Prior to joining Sotheby's International Realty, Jonathan was Managing Director of the Latin America Enterprise Fund in Miami for ten years, where he co-managed $400 million entrusted to the fund by university endowments, including Harvard and Stanford. As part of his duties at the fund, Jonathan served on the boards of several companies, including the Caterpillar Equipment Corp. (Venezuela). He has lived in Argentina, Chile and Mexico and is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Italian and German.
Jonathan is a top producer in Sotheby's International Realty - Downtown Brokerage. He has a particular expertise in townhouses and pre-war buildings. In one of the most significant downtown townhouse sales in 2016, he and colleague, Mark Amadei, represented the sellers in the "quiet" sale of 138-140 West 11th Street for $31 million, one of the highest prices realized for an unrenovated downtown townhouse at that time. In 2017, he represented the purchaser of the iconic Pentagram Building at 204 Fifth Avenue in a transaction valued at $29.5 million. One year later, he represented the new owner in the off-market sale of the same building to the Spanish ceramics retailer Porcelanosa for $42.4 million, representing a 44% gain in 12 months.
Jonathan is a graduate of Princeton University (B.A., with honors in Economics). As part of his studies at Princeton, he attended Cambridge University in England for one year and worked two summers for Allianz insurance in Munich, Germany. He is a member of The Real Estate Board of New York and is Vice President and Secretary of The Natalia Mental Health Foundation.