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Tom Koester

910.465.1074 Island Consultant
Tom Koester

My wife, Margarita, and I hail from Glen Rock, NJ where we lived for the past 25 years. During that time, I served as CFO for several not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the New York area and Margarita taught elementary school, focusing on ESL learning. We have one daughter who currently attends High Point University. We have been involved in numerous civic and volunteer activities including the ambulance corps, youth soccer, foster care, Jaycees, the town Independence Day parade and our church vestry.

During my career, I also worked in real estate development - most notably as treasurer of Diamondhead Corporation, a publically-traded real estate organization and the original developer of Pinehurst, Diamondhead and other golf-oriented developments in the south and southwest. My education includes a BS degree from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. I am a Certified Management Accountant and hold a North Carolina real estate broker’s license.

Margarita and I first discovered Bald Head in 1999, vacationing on the Island for several years before purchasing land on the Commons in 2003. In 2005, we built our dream vacation home in Keeper’s Landing, hoping to someday retire there. Two years later, we purchased another home in Surfman’s Walk as an investment property.

Having now relocated full time to the Island, I seek to apply my love of Bald Head Island, real estate knowledge and business experience to help other people realize their dreams of owning property on the Island.

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