Meet the Team

Our team of experts are equipped to guide you in your next move.

Sean Smith

Founder & CEO

Originally from a small town outside of Nashville, TN, Sean moved to Chattanooga in 2006. The city has changed and evolved so much over the last decade, and he has along with it.

After 11 years in the restaurant industry, Sean wanted to apply those same principles of hospitality to real estate and he has done just that. He has strategically grown his team at Smith Property Partners to ensure each member values the top priority: service.


Jim Hughes

Lead Sales Partner

Philly-native, Jim received his Bachelor in Science in Business Management from Slippery Rock University. Coming from a background of 5 years in physical therapy, Jim is applying his desire to help others to his real estate clients. 

Experiencing both great and terrible personal real estate transactions, Jim understands what a good quality real estate experience should look like.  


Marie Denio

Operations Manager

Applying her experience working in real estate title insurance and with a background in finance, Marie is committed to supporting the team and our clients wherever possible. Though from a small town in Upstate New York, Marie has called Chattanooga home since 2007.

As a mother to three children and a yellow Labrador, Marie appreciates that Chattanooga offers activities that rival a large city, but with a hometown feel. She enjoys much of what this city has to offer from the local restaurants, to live music and sporting events… particularly soccer.


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