Thomas Wright owns and is the president and principal broker Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. Since stepping in as the managing partner in 2008, the company has become the top brokerage in the Park City resort community and the leading brokerage in Utah. Together, with his business partner, Thomas also owns and operates Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty which serves Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada; Las Vegas Sotheby’s International Realty; Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty; Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in Palm Springs; and LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Colorado. The combined company is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate in the world, by dollar volume, with 1,000 sales associates and over 200 support staff. In 2020, the combined companies closed $12.7 billion in transaction volume.
To achieve this market position, Thomas has brought his relentless work ethic, creative thinking, vision and an invaluable understanding of the real estate brokerage industry. Thomas is inspired by those he works with and is very quick to credit the success of his talented team of approximately 1,000 sales associates and incomparable administrative staff of over 200 dedicated individuals, backed by the support of the remarkable Sotheby’s International Realty brand.
Thomas also believes that a less obvious aspect of the company’s success comes from their unique take on the definition of luxury. To quote Thomas, “It’s not about a price point, it is about providing every client with an exceptional customer service experience”. Thomas’ impressive success story has caught the attention of the Sotheby’s International Realty network. As a result, Thomas has become a nationally recognized speaker and advisor. His frequent topics include improving individual agent and brokerage profitability, sales associate recruiting, new development marketing, and brokerage management. These significant achievements and leadership responsibilities have not hindered Thomas from being of service to his clients. He continues to be a top-performing sales agent specializing in Salt Lake County.
Born and raised in Utah, Thomas attended Quince Orchard High School in the greater Washington, D.C. area. After graduating, he spent two years in Eastern Europe for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When he returned to the States, Thomas’s overseas experience inspired him to learn more about Ukraine and Russia and its culture. He graduated from the University of Utah with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Russian and Marketing. Through his experiences and education, Thomas has grown to appreciate cultural and perspective differences, confirming that good idea and people come from all walks of life. This is a philosophy he extends to the communities and organizations he now serves, including the agents that represent Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.
A civically-minded person, Thomas is proud to have served in a number of different capacities with several key organizations in his community – Utah State Board of Regents, Dixie State University Board of Trustees, United Way of Utah, Co-chair of the Utah Debate Commission, Chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party, Chairman of the Utah Republican Party and Republican National Committee where he served as vice chair. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera and has become a vocal advocate for solving the affordable housing crisis in Utah.
With all of his responsibilities, Thomas considers the most important to be his family. He currently resides in Salt Lake City with his wife, Caroline, and their four children. His greatest joys are being the resident breakfast chef and attending the many dance recitals and sporting events his kids are a part of. Thomas also enjoys golfing, fishing, volunteering in his local community, and the more recent adventure of running for Governor in the State of Utah during a global pandemic.