Thomas Duke is a full service commercial real estate firm - supporting property owners, investors, and tenants in Southeast Michigan for over 40 years.
We provide the premium services of a global firm, with the personal experience only a smaller firm can provide. With five generations of commercial property experience, Thomas Duke has earned its place as a regional leader in commercial real estate.
Great-grandson of the immigrant Thomas, this Thomas Duke plunged into business independently and singlehandedly, having seen in his elders the value of learning from the ground up.
May 22, 2020
When will there be a vaccine for COVID-19? How quickly will the unemployment rate drop? What will rent collections look like? Three critical questions the pandemic crisis is raising as we slide into summer. While...
May 19, 2020
Recently a long time client called, wanting our help selling his 84,700 SF office portfolio in Southfield. Constructed in the 1960s, the four buildings each had some deferred maintenance issues. After reviewing them, Andrew Battersby...
In the 1880s a young Thomas Duke left Nova Scotia for Detroit, tools in hand. He set about using them to construct commercial buildings, like the Detroit Sanitarium, in a city fast expanding with new manufacturing and business.
His son George left grade school to work with cement crews. Later he expanded his skills and began constructing not only commercial buildings but also hundreds of semi-custom homes from Detroit to Ypsilanti, before the depression and following World War II.