Meet Our People

Thomas Hester is a bona fide Raleigh native. He is an App State graduate who joined the York brokerage team seven years ago after stints teaching high school civics in upstate France, working off-Broadway at Tweetsie Railroad, and walking the streets as an analyst for the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. Thomas specializes in retail properties and strategic redevelopment in Raleigh, the Triangle, and throughout the state.

You may spot Thomas and his wife, Caity, around town riding their bikes on the greenway, running with their two dogs in nearby Dix Park, or breaking it down at their favorite local concert venue.

Thomas says, “Working at York is truly a privilege. The depth of experience on our team is unmatched in the market. There’s no way to replicate the institutional knowledge that York has earned over the past century as the firm has helped to build Raleigh into what it is today. A wise broker once told me ‘the best fertilizer for a piece of property is the owner’s [agent’s] boot prints,’ and that full-service mentality is what drives me to do the extraordinary things that I do here at York Properties.”

We are so happy to have Thomas here!

Meet Our People

Security Officer Agartha Owusu is originally from Ghana in West Africa and she has lived in North Carolina since 1994. She was in Connecticut for several years prior to NC, but says that she had to “run away” from the snow up there.  We are so glad she did!

Officer Owusu has three kids – the youngest is going off to college next year. She is someone who likes to work and is respectful of others. She enjoys smiling and believes that you always have to do your best. Officer Owusu tells us, “Always be on time. Always show up. Always set an example for others. Responsibility is the most important thing.” We know that she lives by this mantra because we see it in her work ethic and dedication to the company.

Officer Owusu says she appreciates how well-organized the York management team is and how much they respect their employees.

Thank you Officer Owusu for all you do!