Hugh was born in the beautiful country of New Zealand and relocated to the USA in 1988, firstly to Charleston SC, and then to Ashe County in December 2005. The rural landscape and pastoral views remind him of his native land “down under”. He obtained his License and started his Real Estate career in late 2006, and has been enjoying helping people buy and sell property ever since! His goal is to provide clients with the absolute best professional, prompt and personal service, throughout Ashe, Watauga, Avery and Alleghany Counties.
An avid sailor, Hugh was fortunate enough to take a 2 year sabbatical and cruise the U.S. East Coast and Bahamas with his wife and twin sons aboard their 44′ sailboat, leaving in October 2003 and returning home to Charleston SC, in December 2005 where they sold “Yamana”, and moved up to Ashe County. For those interested, “Yamana” is currently sailing the South Pacific with her new owners Sally and Malcolm, but her home port is Auckland, New Zealand.
As a former V.P. and C.F.O. of a large privately held Real Estate Investment and Development Company in South Carolina, Hugh has valuable experience in all facets of real estate ranging from residential to commercial, office, retail and industrial, as well as in-depth knowledge of the financial advantages and strategies available to investors and property owners. As a C.A. (retired – NZ equivalent to a CPA), he can bring all sorts of creative thinking to your real estate or business needs. In addition by spending 2 years repairing homes in Charleston, that were damaged by Hurricane Hugo, he is also experienced in all aspects of residential construction and renovation, including doing two “extreme makeovers” on his personal properties.
Hugh would love to work for you in buying or selling your real estate or business. He will treat every transaction for you with the same skill, care, and diligence as if it were his own.