Jeff Smith - Director

Jeff Smith

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My career history:

  • Founding Director of Paragon 2009 - present
  • Director of CNP 2005 - 2009
  • Graduate of the University of Northumbria

My career highlight:

Winning the Surveyor’s 7s plate tournament and lifting the trophy as skipper of the Paragon team! Setting up Paragon in May 2009 with nine good friends and colleagues was also a moment to look back on fondly.

What keeps me motivated:

Paying the mortgage and school fees! Seriously though, as a builders’ son, I am passionate about property and construction and love my job. I also work with a few decent fellows too, both colleagues and clients. We work hard but it’s not breaking rocks or plastering ceilings!

What I do differently:

I always strive to make a meaningful contribution and become a trusted / retained advisor.  Always playing the long game, which is just as well as I’ve never been fast! I’ve also leveraged my property & rugby connections very successfully and am a committee member of the RICS Rugby Club.

What keeps me busy at the weekend:

Beyond Paragon, I am a husband and father of two young kids and a keen rugby man. I am Chairman of Rugby at Esher RFC and also coach the mini's. I still try to fit a rugby tour in once a year.

My favourite food:

Pies (yes, all of them!)

My favourite eatery:

The Windmill (…pub that is – great pies!)

My favourite drink:

Black Sheep

My favourite travel destination:

Beadnell, Northumberland (where it all started!) or Barbados (where it might all end)!

Not many people know this about me:

I am definitely not Welsh!

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