City Lights Denver

Jonathon Papsin – Employing Broker

Jonathon moved to Colorado from New York for a lifestyle change in 2011 and resides in lower downtown Denver. Jonathon earned his Colorado Real Estate License from the Armbrust Real Estate Institute in 2012 and became an Employing Broker in 2018.

Jonathon’s experience and passion for the real estate business began as a college Intern with Houlihan Lawrence in Bronxville, NY. Upon graduating from Concordia College in 2004, Jonathon earned his Real Estate License from the New York Real Estate Institute. Jonathon’s professional experience includes working as a Research Analyst for IQ Venture Advisors in Manhattan, and later as an Investor Services Associate within the Global Marketing division at Kenmar Global Asset Management in Greenwich, CT. Eager to start a full-time career in Real Estate in the Big Apple, Jonathon joined a boutique residential brokerage in February 2006 and was mentored by one of the city’s top real estate professionals.

Outside of work, he enjoys adventuring in the Rocky Mountains, camping, cycling, fly fishing, and snowboarding.

Jonathon’s Approach

  • Offer premier real estate brokerage services with the primary commitment to achieve the goals set forth by the client
  • An honored work ethic and real estate philosophy that educates the client with analytics, proprietary research, and cutting-edge technology
  • Create a magical customer-agent experience by striving to provide best in class service

Associations and Memberships

  • Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association, Patron Member
  • Denver Architectural Foundation
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Colorado Association of REALTORS®
  • Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®
  • National Association of REALTORS®


Some of the many testimonials received from past clients and colleagues – I look forward to providing the same great experience for you and your family as we work together to help you find a great home!

“We had lived in and still may move back to our prime-location Wynkoop condo.  So we were very concerned about finding a tenant who would appreciate our property as much as we did.  From our initial meeting with Jonathon, we recognized a professionalism which served us well.  Jonathon did an excellent job in showing our Wynkoop property and finding us that “right tenant.”  In our case, we wanted to make sure the credit history of any potential tenant would ensure a high probability of no future problems. To Jonathon’s credit, he persisted until we were satisfied.  We would definitely recommend Jonathon Papsin.” -Keith & Debra Andrews

“Jonathon helped us find our new home. We asked him to show us a place we were interested in. Jonathon promptly set up the showing. He took the time to get to know us and suggested the perfect place for us. Jonathon really wants to find the best possible match for his customers/clients.” – Jayne & Angel R.

“I recently relocated from Arizona and Jonathon helped me find the perfect condo rental. He was patient and took all of my requirements into consideration when showing me apartments. He was a great and friendly resource for someone who was very overwhelmed moving to the Denver area.  Most importantly he always stayed in contact with me. I didn’t need to contact him when places started to come available for my move in date; he emailed me and was on top of it. Additionally, he helped me unload my packed car into my apartment. Jonathon treats you more as a friend than a client.” – Andrea R.

“I was looking for a high-end executive rental with some character and a balcony. Plus I had to have something I could move into within two weeks. Jonathon was dogged in his research and pursuit of the perfect apartment.  After a few visits he helped me clarify what I liked and did not like.  In the end we found an awesome loft right across from Union Station.  Very happy in LoDo Loft!!” – John F.

“Jonathon – I wanted to thank you for helping Rick and I find an apartment that suited our needs and what we were looking for.  You made finding an apartment painless, quick, and overall great experience!  You were very professional and I appreciated you taking time out of your day on a weekend to personally take us around to many apartments that I would have been happy with moving in to. I wish you the best and will be using your services again when the time comes to move.” – Michael & Richard

“I only had a few days to find an apartment and met Jonathon at his office straight from the airport.  We hit the ground running and he arranged to get us a lot of tours on the first day.  Not only did he really know his way around, but was able to tell me about the different neighborhoods.  I don’t know how I would have managed to get such a great overview of all our apartment possibilities without his guidance and expertise.  Jonathon is not only a super nice guy, but was a real pleasure to work with and we our very happy in our new place that he helped us find.  Thank you!” – Kate & Chuck K.

“Dear Jonathon – Keith and I are very much enjoying our new place. Living downtown is so much fun and the location of this apartment could not be any better! You were so easy to work with and you made the process of finding a place to live painless. Thank you for working so quickly to get us this apartment!” -Keith & Margo M.

“After my experience with Jonathon during my apartment search, I will recommend him to all friends that are looking to move. He was extremely receptive to what was most important for me to have in an apartment and found a new home for me that went above and beyond my expectations. He was very honest with me and immensely knowledgeable about the real estate market in Denver. Jonathon truly wanted to find the perfect place for me and he succeeded!” – Jennie P. 

“Jonathon was a joy to work with — always pleasant, explained clearly what was going on and always on time for frequent appointments. We could not be more satisfied. He was extremely responsive to all of our questions and helped us feel well informed throughout finding our first apartment in Denver, Colorado.  We would definitely recommend Jonathon to help you find what you are looking for!”  – Vodek and Vera Sekula

“By chance, I came upon Jonathon’s contact information online while looking for a rental with a move-in date in less than a month.  I knew nothing about Jonathon but decided to put my fate in his hands with respect to finding me a rental approximately 1,500 miles from anything familiar to me.  And I was definitely not disappointed!  I appreciated his integrity, his professionalism, his passion for finding rentals for his clients, and his organizational skills. And it didn’t hurt that we could carry on a conversation outside of discussing rentals in Denver!  Within 24 hours, I had signed a lease on a wonderful rental in an excellent location!  Whether you live in Denver or have an interest in moving here, I would strongly recommend Jonathon to assist in finding your new rental!” – Darlene H.

“Jonathon introduced us to three or four apartment complexes in Denver. He arranged the appointments so they were back to back and saved us time. He was able to give us more detailed information about each place after we looked and was incredibly helpful and laid back. We would definitely recommend him if you are looking for a place in Denver!” – Kelly and Brandon D.

“I was new moving to Denver and had very little knowledge of the many different neighborhoods even in the relatively small downtown area. Jonathon was great at understanding my needs (spoken and unspoken) and helping me find a place that really suited my needs. He was easy to work with and we had a good time even in the midst of what was a stressful move. I was looking for a short-term lease (which we found in a great property) and when I am back in the market again I will certainly give Jonathon a call.” -David D.

“Jonathon is the perfect choice for finding a new home in Denver. His area knowledge, discerning taste, and responsiveness provided a home that is tailor-made for our needs. We couldn’t have asked for more!” -Bill & Kerri I.

“Jonathon was very helpful and answered all my questions in detail before I committed to move out to Denver.  He even accommodated me by staying late one evening so I could stop by and look at the apartment I wanted a second time before I applied and signed the lease.  Since moving in I haven’t had any problems and and thank Jonathon for his honesty and professionalism during this transition.” – Ian W.

Hey Jonathon,

I just wanted to reach out and thank you again for your help in getting this apartment!  I moved in this week.  Being on the top floor with all this light is so heavenly.  I can’t believe I even had to stand here and think about it for so long.  I’m so very happy.  And I already have some feelers out there for more people who may be interested in moving in once their leases end this year.  So I’ll definitely be keeping in touch with you and referring my friends.

I hope you have a great summer!
Thanks again,
Michael M.