Angus McDougal is an Ann Arbor native who has spent over a decade living abroad, mostly in mainland China. He grew up in a family with a passion for restoring old houses, so he worked as a carpenter during summers in college while studying Art and Chinese. After graduation, he lived in New York City where he became a partner in an award-winning restaurant and founded a popular wine shop.
Later, when a good opportunity to sell his businesses came along, he took the opportunity to return to his collegiate fields. He took a job offer at an architecture firm in Beijing, which led to 8 years of living and working in China as an artist and builder for a wide range of companies. During this time, Angus studied the Chinese language Mandarin, and now has found that being a real estate agent in Ann Arbor, MI who is fluent in Mandarin has proven to be very helpful in providing the best possible home buying or home selling real estate help to native Mandarin speakers, and the large population of non-native English speaking families in the Ann Arbor area.
Shortly after getting married in 2018, his wife was offered a job at the University of Michigan and he returned home to Ann Arbor. The perspective gained from living and traveling abroad enabled Angus to experience the city with new eyes and reinforced an even greater appreciation for his hometown than he had as a kid. When he’s not cycling, walking dogs, or making art, he’s laboring alongside his wife, fixing up their 19th-century farmhouse west of town.