Chairat “Charlie” Thongpahusatcha is an entrepreneur, CEO, investor, mentor, and licensed real estate salesperson, presently working with Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise and sales volume leader.
As a prominent leader in the real estate industry, Charlie is depended on to act as a trusted advisor for both local and international buyers and sellers throughout the New York metropolitan area and Long Island. Utilizing more than eighteen years of experience in finance and banking industries, he has amassed a sizable roster of clients and established himself as one of the most trusted agents in the firm.
Originally from Thailand, Charlie has a diverse career history with a significant presence in the finance sector. He has held senior level management roles in credit risk management, investment banking, project finance, and portfolio management and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, London, Washington DC and New York. Charlie has also established himself as a savvy and successful investor, having owned numerous properties in Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York, and New Jersey, and as a project financier of major developments around the world. Among his project finance portfolio are power plants in Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, a national stadium in Singapore, an oil rig in Eastern Europe, a toll road in the United Kingdom, and petrochemical plants in the Middle East. As a knowledgeable and frequent world traveler, Charlie recently founded the travel agency, Dream Travels International, where he serves as chief executive officer.
Charlie’s impressive career can be credited in part, to his educational foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Assumption University, a prominent academic institution in Thailand, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from the George Washington University in Washington DC. He also attained a Certificate in Investment Banking from New York University and is a member of the CFA Institute, REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York), LIBOR (Long Island Board of Realtor), NAR (National Association of Realtor), BNI (Business Network International), and AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America).
Charlie maintains an equally ambitious profile within his community as a volunteer mentor for international students at Enlight Global Consulting in New York City and as an active contributor to his son’s school, Buckley Country Day School. His charitable endeavors include support of the Humane Society and his alma mater, George Washington University.
When he is not engaged with professional obligations, serving as a mentor, or volunteering, Charlie enjoys reading, listening to music, and sports. He can often be found on the soccer field, engaged in a game of table tennis, watching his favorite teams on television or playing piano with his son, Kenny.