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Jonathan Smith has been involved in the real estate industry as an agent, small-scale developer and investor for over a decade, giving him a unique and comprehensive perspective on the market.
The native New Yorker has been summering on the East End for forty years, making him intimately familiar with the Southampton area. Jonathan grew up in New York City and attended the Collegiate and Lawrenceville schools. He studied at the American University of Paris and Trinity College Dublin before graduating from Vassar College.
In his early professional life, Jonathan was a political consultant and fundraising professional, working with state and national campaigns before running for New York State Assembly in 2008. He was subsequently recruited to lead the team of unrestricted fundraisers at Vassar College as the Director of the Annual Fund. During this period, he consistently purchased, renovated and sold investment properties throughout New York in what was a passion that would lead him directly to Sotheby’s International Realty.
Since joining Sotheby’s International Realty, Jonathan has facilitated notable transactions at all price points. While focusing primarily on the Southampton market, he has worked successfully in all corners of the East End. In 2015, he represented over $50 million in Hamptons listings, including a $17 million sale on Halsey Neck Lane, the highest priced non-waterfront transaction in the Estate Section of Southampton Village that year. He set another benchmark in 2017 when he sold the exquisite Manhanset House estate in Dering Harbor, representing both the selling and listing sides of the transaction and setting the record for the highest residential sale on Shelter Island in almost ten years. In only his fourth year at Sotheby’s International Realty, Jonathan was ranked among the top 1% of 50,000 agents worldwide.
Jonathan lives in Sag Harbor with his wife, Catherine, their daughter and their Australian Shepherd, Godfrey, and enjoys sailing, renovating historic houses and restoring classic sports cars.