Born and raised in Manhattan, Mr. Smadbeck represents the fourth generation of a well-known New York real estate family. As chairman and co-owner of the old-line commercial brokerage firm Wm. A White & Sons, Mr. Smadbeck's father, the late Louis Smadbeck, was one of the city's premiere building sales brokers. The Real Estate Board of New York annually bestows an award in his name, for professional integrity and career accomplishment.
Paul began his real estate career in 1984 at Wm. A. White & Sons specializing in office leasing. In 1994, Paul left the brokerage field to become the head of real estate acquisitions and asset management for a privately held New York based real estate investment company, overseeing the company’s existing portfolio and making major acquisitions throughout the 1990’s which generated substantial returns. Since joining MKRS in 2002 and specializing in the Upper West Side, Paul has personally sold over 125 buildings and townhouses valued in excess of $900,000,000. He has twice won the company’s Gerald W. Bridges award for being the top broker in Manhattan, and was also the 2008 recipient of the Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation Award which annually recognizes those individuals who show a dedication and commitment to community oriented charitable causes in the tri-sate area. Most recently, Paul was the 2012 winner of the Annual John F. Ciraulo Award, given to the third highest producing broker of the year company-wide.
A published composer, Mr. Smadbeck received both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Music from Ithaca College. He currently resides in North Salem, N.Y. with his wife, Lois, and their three children. He can be reached in the Manhattan office at 212.696.2500, x7760.