Jon H. Levinsonjon@jhlauctioneers.com
Jon H. Levinson is a veteran auctioneer with five decades of experience in the auction industry. Known for providing expert advice to clients throughout the mid-Atlantic, Jon has earned a reputation as the region’s leading authority on commercial and residential real estate.
Jon started his career in the Oriental rug department of the multi-generational company that was founded by his grandfather in 1924. Having spent more than 47 years as an integral part of the family’s auction house and working his way up through the business, Jon took the advice of his clients, family and friends and launched his own auction firm in 2018. Known for his ability to connect buyers and sellers and for achieving maximum results for both, Jon has facilitated auctions throughout the course of his career that yielded hundreds of millions of dollars.
In addition to building a successful career, Jon is an active member and leader in the local community. He has served on the boards of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore and was Chairman of the Annual Campaign for The Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore. Hundreds of non-profits have tapped Jon for his connections, knowledge of the community and expertise to raise funds for their organizations.
Jon has served as co-Chair of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala and is a four-time co-Chair of the Magic of Life Gala for LifeBridge Health. From the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Walters Art Museum to Enoch Pratt Free Library and the US Olympic Committee, Jon has coordinated and led hundreds of auctions for organizations that have resulted in billions of dollars in donations. For the last 19 years, Jon has worked with PRS Guitars to coordinate and facilitate its annual concert and auction for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center featuring artists such as Journey, The Allman Brothers, Santana, Bad Company, Doobie Brothers and John Mayer.
Jon is a Baltimore native who lives in Baltimore County with his wife Susan. He has three daughters and 5 grandchildren. When he’s not facilitating auctions, you can find him on the golf course, playing guitar or attending concerts or sporting events, such as the NFL, NBA or horseracing.