Born and raised in Surrey county just outside London, Thomas boasts a wealth of luxury real estate experience having guided clients, whether buying or selling, on their journey for their next property across Europe, the Middle East, and the US.
After graduating from university, Thomas began a career in marketing consulting with Wasserman in central London. Always hungry for new challenges, Thomas leapt at the opportunity to open Wasserman’s first Middle Eastern office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is there that Thomas honed his client services, sales, contract and negotiation skills, unearthing a new passion that ultimately pivoted his career into real estate. Thomas joined the international firm Engel & Völkers, successfully becoming the leading sales specialist selling luxury villas and penthouse properties within the iconic man-made island Palm Jumeirah neighborhood in Dubai.
While life may take you to unexpected places, Thomas fully believes that it is love that brings you home. During his time in the UAE, Thomas met longtime Raleigh native Kat Fogartie. The two married in Debordieu, SC, and chose to follow their hearts back to Raleigh, settling in North Hills with their spunky yellow lab Benji, and have recently grown their family with the arrival of their first little lady, Ella Rhieu. Given his family’s roots, Thomas has developed a thorough knowledge and love of the RDU area – having the privilege of successfully advising, marketing, selling, and securing properties in highly desirable neighborhoods across the Triangle over the years.
Thomas is a born-and-bred Chelsea FC supporter who loves golf, grilling, spending time with friends and family, and is a Tar Heel-in-training, thanks to his wife and in-laws.
Honesty, hard work, and integrity make up the foundations in Thomas’ never-ceasing, client-first approach to helping you at any stage of your real estate endeavors. Whether you’re looking for your next home, thinking about listing your current property, or keen to discuss the current market and projected forecasts, join Thomas for a cup of British tea or pint at the pub.