In Tom Smyth, son of St. Barth properties founder Peg Walsh, joined the business armed with degree in business, an in-depth knowledge and passion for St. Barth and a keen interest in eCommerce and the web. The business grew exponentially from that point
Building on Peg’s relationships, SBP began representing a collection of the island’s finest hotels; Tom ventured successfully into real estate sales, a natural next step for SBP. And in 1999 the office in St. Barth was opened and staffed, thus ensuring full service from the planning stage to the realization of each client’s’ dream vacation and for some, villa ownership.
Tom, now SBP’s vice president, continues to monitor the growth to preserve the high-touch client contact and personal feel that has made the company so successful. In February 2006 under the direction of Tom Smyth, SBP’s on-island affiliate office became St. Barth Properties Sothebys International Realty.