Leadership

Jim Swanson
President

Jim Swanson is the Co-founder and President of Paragon Mortgage Corporation. Since its inception in 1987, Jim has been involved in arranging over $3 Billion Dollars in FHA–insured mortgage loans. In 1981, as Vice President of Knutson Mortgage & Financial Corporation, Mr. Swanson was responsible for opening their west coast regional office in Phoenix, Arizona.  Jim was appointed to serve as member of the Commission chartered by Congress on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century.

Contact Jim:

e: jswanson@paragon-mortgage.com
p: (602) 347-6727

Linda Wills
Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriter

Linda Wills serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter of Phoenix based Paragon Mortgage Corporation.  She has worked on HUD-insured financing of senior housing, healthcare and multifamily housing projects since Paragon’s inception in 1987.  Prior to joining Paragon, Ms. Wills worked on HUD-insured multifamily housing financing for Minneapolis based Knutson Mortgage & Financial Corporation and Glaser Financial Group, Inc. for approximately 10 years.  Ms. Wills has held a variety of officer positions with lender associations and has spoken extensively on various lending topics.

Contact Linda:

e: lwills@paragon-mortgage.com
p: (602) 347-6711

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Jon Christine
Vice President

Jon Christine joined Paragon Mortgage Corporation in 2008. He is currently responsible for the structuring and origination of loans for affordable and market-rate multifamily apartments, senior housing, and healthcare facilities. Mr. Christine works directly with the new and repeat borrowers to provide guidance and support on the structuring and financing their projects. He helps to manage and oversee the application process with his clients through to closing. Mr. Christine graduated from the W.P. Carey School of business at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

Contact Jon:

e: jchristine@paragon-mortgage.com
p: (602) 347-6723

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Jason Israel
Vice President, CCIM

Jason Israel, CCIM works with clients ranging from for-profit, nonprofit and governmental authorities. His experience includes the financing and development of real estate deals focusing on community health care and senior living projects. He’s structured a range of financing’s for new construction, expansion, and refinance projects. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, currently serves as President of the Phoenix Residential Investment Development Effort Commission and is involved in numerous organizations including Valley Leadership Class 33, PJ Library®, and is a Wexner Heritage Program Fellow.

Contact Jason:

e: jisrael@paragon-mortgage.com p: (602) 347-6726

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