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.
February 20, 2020
Rooted relationships, nimble responses—a broker who has both can navigate all the roadblocks that might pop up and keep clients moving smoothly toward their destination. Frank Rakipi got a call from a client, the owner...
February 12, 2020
Choosing the Thomas Duke Company, Andrew Goble chose to come home. He grew up here in Southeast Michigan and always envisioned returning to invest in the community that raised him. He left for a while...
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.