OUR TEAM

We know and understand real estate. It’s what we do.

Our Team

Our professionals have a long-term track record of successful construction, mortgage investing and portfolio management spanning back to the 1960’s. We know and understand real estate. It’s what we do.

We have built a reputation for sourcing, underwriting and managing a diverse portfolio of mortgage investments. We have earned the trust of our investors and borrowers through strong underwriting and diligent management. We draw on our expertise to analyze the things that matter most in prudent lending practices.

Abby Steinberg

Ms. Steinberg is the President and Director of Paragon Capital and ROQ. She has been involved in equity lending and real estate since 1994. During this time, Ms. Steinberg has structured and implemented numerous ventures focusing on lending, underwriting and new business endeavors. She has executed various joint ventures and limited partnerships including construction and development opportunities and continues to sit on the Board of Directors of various joint venture development corporations. An affiliated endeavor includes the initiation of a consulting firm that provides comprehensive services in restructuring and reorganization of real estate assets and debt.

Ms. Steinberg is the Mortgage Broker for Paragon Capital's brokerage, licensed by the Real Estate Council of Alberta and she is the Ultimate Designated Person and Dealing Representative at ROQ, a registered Exempt Market Dealer, Investment Fund Manager and Restricted Portfolio Manager in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She is the past Alberta Chapter Chair and Canadian Regional Education Chair for Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a past Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area.

Ken Fedoretz

Mr. Fedoretz has been the Vice President of Business Development at Paragon Capital since 2009. Mr. Fedoretz has over 30 years’ experience in the brokerage, banking and lending industry. He has held senior positions at Schedule I Banks and is an industry leader in real estate lending. He has extensive experience in sourcing and underwriting debt transactions and has comprehensive experience in structuring real estate financing.

Mr. Fedoretz is a Mortgage Associate licensed with Paragon Capital by the Real Estate Council of Alberta.

Norman Steinberg

Mr. Steinberg is the founder and Executive Vice President of Paragon Capital. Prior to establishing Paragon Capital in 1989, Mr. Steinberg had been in the construction development and lending business for over 50 years. During this time, he was the Executive Vice President of Paragon Properties Limited (Paragon Properties), President of Paragon Realty Limited, and a director of a national trust company. Paragon Properties focused on the development and construction of more than 300 real estate projects throughout Western Canada and the United States.

From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Steinberg was a Director of BW Technologies Ltd. (BW). During this period, BW grew from a small, one-product firm to a publicly-traded, multi-national operation listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. BW designed, manufactured, and marketed a full line of gas monitoring equipment for various industries including oil and gas, mining, police, fire, and rescue. Mr. Steinberg is a Mortgage Broker licensed with an affiliated brokerage by the Real Estate Council of Alberta.

Sandy Bautz

Ms. Bautz is the Chief Compliance Officer and a Dealing Representative for ROQ, an Exempt Market Dealer, Restricted Portfolio Manager and Investment Fund Manager registered in Alberta, BC, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. She completed the CSA Canadian Securities Course and the Partners Directors and Officers Course. Ms Bautz has over 30 years of experience in the real estate structuring and lending industry and has been with Paragon since 1997. Ms Bautz has extensive experience in matters relating to compliance and mortgage administration. She is also a Mortgage Associate for Paragon Capital, a licensed Mortgage Brokerage in Alberta.

Karen Gogel

Ms. Gogel is the Controller for the Paragon Group of Companies. She has been involved with real estate accounting for over 30 years. Ms. Gogel is well regarded by clients for her high degree of accuracy and efficiency. Ms. Gogel has also worked closely with software programmers to develop specialized real estate finance accounting software.