Managing Editor

Schouten is an Indianapolis native and Indiana University graduate who joined IBJ in 2006 after stints at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Arizona Republic. He covered the real estate beat for most of those years, and launched the Property Lines blog, before taking over as managing editor in March 2013. He continues to appear on business news updates for Fox59, IBJ's newsgathering partner.

Schouten has been honored for investigative reporting by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Alliance of Area Business Publications and the Society of Professional Journalists in Indianapolis. During his tenure as moderator of Property Lines, the blog was recognized twice as the best among business journals by the AAPB.

Schouten also serves as a member of the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, treasurer of the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation and an adjunct lecturer at the School of Journalism at IUPUI. He lives in Butler Tarkington with his wife and two rescue dogs.

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Managing Editor
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Recent Articles

The Interview Issue: Angela Braly

September 27, 2014
Angela Braly, an attorney by trade, served as CEO of health insurer WellPoint Inc. from 2007 to 2012, when she resigned amid pressure from shareholders. Braly has continued serving in corporate boardrooms since her departure, albeit with a lower profile.

The Interview Issue: Amp Harris

September 27, 2014
Amp Harris is as well-known for the company he keeps as he is for his work over the years as a DJ, radio host and promoter of community events, including the “Saving Our Youth” Celebrity Basketball Game. Among his confidants are comedian Mike Epps and professional athletes Reggie Wayne, George Hill and Edgerrin James.

The Interview Issue: Matt Tully

September 27, 2014
Indianapolis Star political columnist Matt Tully has a desk at the newspaper’s downtown headquarters. But his office might as well be the handful of north-side coffee shops and cafés where he meets with politicians, civic leaders and business bigwigs who help inspire and shape his columns.

Manning: Pot helping pizza business; Daniels 'could have been' president

September 21, 2014
Legalized marijuana has translated into booming business for Peyton Manning's Papa John's stores in the Denver area. He bought the franchises shortly before Colorado passed its legalization amendment in 2012.

Unauthorized demolition of historic home sparks lawsuit

September 13, 2014
Indiana Landmarks is going to court over the unauthorized demolition of a historic home in Fall Creek Place that likely was built in the 1890s.

Self-made developer, Castleton pioneer Peterson dies at 84

September 2, 2014
Howard C. Peterson, an enterprising bricklayer who went on to build a prolific development company that transformed Indianapolis' north side with massive office complexes, died Friday after a long illness. He was 84.

Loss of CBS affiliation slices $110M from Indy station's value

August 26, 2014
How much value did the CBS network affiliation bring to WISH-TV Channel 8? About $110 million, if you believe the parent company’s calculation.

Residents of Packard condos settle suit with developer

August 21, 2014
Residents of downtown's The Packard condominiums have settled a two-year-old lawsuit with developer Kosene & Kosene Residential.

Church accuses JPMorgan of mismanagement, self-dealing

August 13, 2014
Christ Church Cathedral has filed a federal lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase, alleging the bank's "intentional mismanagement" and "self-dealing" led to $13 million in losses in church trust accounts endowed in the 1970s by Eli Lilly Jr.

Second city Land Bank defendant pleads guilty

August 6, 2014
A second defendant in an alleged kickback scheme involving the Indy Land Bank has pleaded guilty, and a judge has moved a trial for three remaining defendants to early 2015.

Duo creating waves in older Indy neighborhoods

July 12, 2014
A Realtor and builder are buying north-side homes to be overhauled and sold for big prices, dividing neighbors over the value of gentrification.

Defendant in Land Bank fraud case pleads guilty

June 20, 2014
One of five defendants in an alleged kickback scheme involving the Indy Land Bank has pleaded guilty in a deal with federal prosecutors.
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Recent Blog Posts

Downtown roundup: BL&T, Mo's, Starbucks and Pattern

July 22, 2014
A new restaurant is set to take space at 1 N. Meridian St., Mo's is reopening and a popular Starbucks location is temporarily closed for remodeling.

$3.6M apartment project proposed for near-north side

March 27, 2014
Axia Urban and Near North Development Corp. are co-developing the project on North Meridian Street, which will feature a mix of affordable and market-rate units.

Commission shoots down Broad Ripple office project

February 20, 2014
A pair of commercial real estate brokers had planned to invest $1.5 million in the 5,700-square-foot project, but the proposal received a chilly reception from the city's Metropolitan Development Commission.

Chase attaches name to downtown’s tallest building

December 18, 2013
At 48 stories, Chase Tower is downtown's tallest building, making it hard to miss the bank's moniker and logo that now adorn it.

Scotty’s Brewhouse could shrink with sublease

August 1, 2013
With business not up to expectations, founder Scott Wise is searching for a tenant to take about 2,500 square feet within the existing 12,000-square-foot space at 1 Virginia Ave.
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