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The Right Team for the Job


The Thomas Duke Company successfully leased 50409 Independence Street in Canton, Michigan, adding Goldwater Bank and The Village Pharmacy to the existing Coldstone Creamery, The Village Grocery, and more.   After years of vacancy, ...

Two Questions and a Few Answers


The apartment market is booming! Two questions apartment owners commonly ask are: When is the right time to sell? How do I get the most for my property? To answer the first question you ...

Polished and Prepared


Sometimes gems need a little refining before their value is apparent. That’s when a professional’s eye and expertise are essential to making a sale. When the owner of the Glassworks glass-blowing studio approached Steven ...

RE/MAX Enlists the Help of Adam Reid for Westland Office


Excited to open the area’s first RE/MAX franchise, the new owners wanted offices on Westland’s main business corridor. They saw a lack of suitable availability. They saw that what was available was over their ...

One-Stop Shop


The Catholic Kolping Society of Detroit knew the meeting hall they wanted to sell was a mixed blessing. Its large parking lot made it a rare commodity along the Nautical Mile in St. Clair ...

Wayne County Apartment Trades Hands – Twice


Adam Reid of the Thomas Duke Company sells a 5-unit apartment building in Garden City – twice – within 90 days. Initially, two partners had reached out to Adam Reid after hearing about his ...

Simple Economics


It’s Economics 101, a simple case of supply and demand. But a lot of apartment building owners are missing the lesson—and the windfall that could be theirs. Here are the basics: near-record-low interest rates, ...

Timing Is Everything


2016 brought The Western Wayne County Team at the Thomas Duke Co. another successful year of commercial real estate. Some of the past year’s most notable deals were:     40,000 square foot lease ...

Challenging property to sell? Not a problem for Steven Valli


After two firms were unsuccessful in selling a 1.3-acre parcel in Canton Township, the owner enlisted the help of Steven Valli. The property was in a great location but needed a fresh approach in ...

Frank Rakipi negotiates the sale of the Shooter’s Service Building in Livonia, Michigan.


When the owners of a long-standing business decided to sell their building, they called on a trusted name: Frank Rakipi of the Thomas Duke Company. The 14,480 square-foot building is home to Shooter’s Service, a ...