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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 ...

Flat Rock Plaza Revitalized with New 40,000-square-foot Family Farm and Home Retail Store


We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Family Farm and Home in Flat Rock, Michigan. The 40,000-square-foot lease was signed at 27313 Telegraph Road, and the new location will open later this fall. Eric Szerlag ...

Weighing the Options


When Mack Kim’s lease was about to expire, the owner of Beauty Spot Cosmetics and Beauty Supply wasn’t sure whether he should renew his lease, find a new location to rent, or purchase a ...

Turning Vision into Tangible Results


A local investor with an East Lansing portfolio noticed that the Michigan Avenue corridor in that growing university town is sprucing up. Glimpsing the neighborhood’s vibrant future and wanting to capitalize on it, he ...

Looking for Four-Leaf Clovers


It seemed like a search for a four-leaf clover.   A client came to us with cash she wanted to invest in a four to six-unit apartment building. She’d had her eye on a ...

Stockbridge Enterprises Chooses the Thomas A. Duke Company


After years of trying to manage them alone, the ownership of Stockbridge Enterprises decided it was time to seek out leasing and property management professionals for two of its premier shopping centers. They chose ...

The Bad News and the Good News


Bad News / Good News. That was the situation facing one of Ann Arbor’s leading property owners recently. The good news: One of his profitable retail properties was under contract for sale, not only ...

Bidding Wars…


Bidding wars – they’re becoming a commonplace for us at the Thomas Duke Company. Our West Side team recently brokered a competitive negotiation over the sale of a five-apartment, three-retail-unit building in downtown Whitmore ...

Below-the-Radar Student Sale in Ann Arbor, Michigan


The Thomas Duke Company recently achieved a below-the-radar package sale of three student housing properties in Kerrytown and the central campus area of Ann Arbor. The seller sold the properties to Michigan Rental LLC. ...

Momentum


Here’s one more example of the momentum in the current seller’s market: The owner of a 28,000-square-foot light industrial building in Dearborn Heights asked Steven Valli and Frank Rakipi of the Thomas Duke Company ...