High Hampton Realty was established in 1992 by William D. “Will” McKee, whose family has owned and operated High Hampton Inn & Country Club since 1922. The Realty firm’s sole mission is to provide the owners and buyers of privately-listed High Hampton properties an unmatched level of expertise and attentive service.
William D. “Will” McKee, President
Raised in Biltmore Forest near Asheville, N.C., Will McKee spent his childhood summers at his family’s mountain resort, High Hampton Inn & Country Club. The McKees moved permanently to Cashiers when Will entered Woodberry Forest school in Virginia. Later, he attended Cornell University where he received a B.S. degree from the School of Hotel Administration. Since 1989, Will and his wife, Becky, have operated the High Hampton Inn & Country Club, which has been in the family since 1922. The McKees have two daughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth, who join them as the fourth generation of McKees working at the family resort. In 1992 Will established High Hampton Realty.
It would be rare to find anyone with as much expertise about Cashiers real estate and as much passion for the quality of life that the area offers as Will and Becky. They are active members of the Cashiers community and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Will was also a founder and leader in the development of Summit School, Cashiers’ acclaimed charter school for grades pre-K through 8 and is an active supporter of The Nature Conservancy, Reach, Cashiers Humane Society and Cashiers Community Foundation, among other organizations.
Manuel de Juan, Broker
Originally from Madrid, Manuel discovered Cashiers and fell in love with the area’s natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle. The former manager of Atlanta’s venerable Capital City Club, Manuel moved to the area to help open and manage the Old Edwards Inn in neighboring Highlands. Since joining the High Hampton Realty team in 2005, he has become one of the most respected brokers in the area, having both development and real estate experience. Certified by the Cornell University Business Management Institute, Manuel has served as Vice President of the Georgia Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America and is a member of the National Association of Realtors.
In addition to brokering privately-listed properties in the High Hampton community, Manuel also brokers exceptional properties throughout the Cashiers area.