F. Spruill Thompson is a Senior Vice President of Cape Fear Commercial. He has diverse background in the real estate industry, with more than 25 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 1stAtlantic Properties, Inc. for seven years. In his roles as President and CEO, he oversaw strategic planning and the daily operations of the company, in addition to all forms of business development.
Over the course of his career, Spruill has brokered numerous transactions valued at over $500 million. Creativity, discretion, integrity and perseverance have earned him a loyal client base, providing repeat business and referrals. His business model of finding opportunities and creating solutions for clients has also 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. Additionally, he has held numerous positions on New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees, including the role of Vice Chairman, and served as the president of the REALTORS Commercial Alliance of Southeastern North Carolina (RCASENC).
Currently, Spruill is an appointed member of the New Hanover Airport Authority and serves as the secretary of Wilmington Downtown, Inc’s (WDI) Board of Directors. He also continues over a decade of service on the North Carolina Association of REALTORS (NCAR) Commercial Forms Committee. Other charities, organizations and special interests for Thompson include: the Virginia Military Institute and the Keydet Club, the University of Mississippi, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Rams Club, the University of South Carolina, Rotary International and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Spruill resides in Wilmington with his wife, Karen (UNC), and their two boys, Shepherd (Ole Miss) and Gordon (USC), as well as their dog, Bella.