University of Virginia - B.A. Economics
Thomas Lee brings more than 15 years of experience to his position as an associate real estate broker at Compass. Having grown up in the metropolitan area, as well as being raised in a real estate family, he combines his knowledge and expertise to bring first-class service to his clients.
After earning a degree in economics from the University of Virginia and spending a decade on Wall Street working in financial services, Lee made the transition to real estate seven years ago, bringing with him an expertise in contracts and negotiation that few agents in the industry can match. He prides himself on his ability to communicate clearly, honestly, and always with respect for his clients’ time.
Outside of the office, Lee’s athletic accomplishments also speak to his ability to meet ambitious goals and perform strongly under pressure. As a competitive golfer, he received a Division I golf scholarship to play at the University of Virginia and once attained a number-one national ranking from the American Junior Golf Association at the age of 14. He now applies that same dedication and focus to helping all of his clients meet their needs, treating every deal as if it's his own.
"Thomas was exceptional. We were looking for a two bedroom apartment in downtown Manhattan, and we purchased with Thomas as our broker.
From the start, Thomas was responsive – every email was answered right away. He listened to what we valued, and he helped us search for properties that met the criteria. Thomas brought a lot of local market knowledge combined with really helpful insight on the quality of construction, potential resale value, etc. It was all super helpful as we were first time homebuyers. We ended up finding a place that met all of the criteria that we were looking for. After finding the right apartment, Thomas guided us through the negotiation, closing process, condo interview, etc. We used his excellent suggestion for a lawyer, who was fantastic as well. Post-closing, Thomas was super generous with his time and stayed involved… from arranging painters for the apartment all the way to a plumber! Thomas truly went above and beyond the call of duty, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy."
- Joseph T.
"I met Thomas Lee in person over 3 months ago, and provided him my needs in the neighborhood. Thomas called me one Sunday afternoon, and immediately showed me a co-op. The same week our offer was accepted. It took 3 months to close the co-op and move in. Thomas was knowledgable about Manhattan real estate trends. He guided me through the entire process. He was hard working, patient and very responsive."
- Balaji R.
"Thomas is one of the best brokers I have ever worked with. He is well informed, gets all the details of the interesting properties ahead of time, provides you sound advice on the process and he is a pleasure to be with."
- Stefano N.
"I had a great experience with Tom. He was patient, diligent, persistent and extremely helpful. I found a new home in the heart of nyc, and knew coops were difficult, but knew we were in good hands. Highly recommend. Thank you Tom!"
- Christian Z.
"Thomas is such a wonderful realtor, helping you from the beginning til the final purchase and beyond. He is very resourceful and helpful and very thoughtful. I highly recommend him. He took care of me for purchase as well as renting out."
- Dr. Hai Sun P.
"Thomas is unbelievable. Walked me through every step of the complicated process of NYC real estate. He even helped me pick up my TV for me place. A man among boys."
- Melvin M.