F. Spruill Thompson is a Senior Vice President of Cape Fear Commercial. He has a diverse background in the real estate industry with more than 20 years of experience in business brokerage, business valuation, development, investment properties, property management, sales and leasing, as well as a particular focus on 1031 tax deferred exchanges. At Cape Fear Commercial, Spruill has developed new markets and geographically expanded the company’s full range of services. He is also recognized as a multiple top year producer in office, industrial, retail, and investment properties.
Prior to joining the firm, Spruill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of 1st Atlantic Properties, Inc. for seven years. In his role as President and CEO, he oversaw the strategic planning and daily operations of the company, as well as all forms of business development. During his decade and a half career in the commercial real estate industry, he has been involved in numerous transactions valued at over $500 million.
Creativity, discretion, integrity and perseverance have earned Spruill a loyal client base, which provides repeat business and referrals. His business model of finding opportunities and creating solutions for clients has proven successful in any type of market condition.
Spruill is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English. He served in the United States Army and the U.S. Army Reserves. He has held numerous positions on New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees, to include the role of Vice Chairman. He is a past president of the REALTORS Commercial Alliance of Southeastern North Carolina (RCASENC) and continues more than a decade of service on the NCAR Commercial Forms Committee. Other charities, organizations and special interests for Thompson include: The University of Mississippi, The Rams Club, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rotary International, the North Carolina Museum of Art and many others. He resides in Wilmington with his wife, Karen, and their two boys, Shepherd and Gordon, as well as their dog, Bella.