February 12, 2020


At the Thomas Duke Company, Joe Evangelista is right at home—in more ways than one. Joe is expanding our presence in the Lakes Area, a region that encompasses western Oakland County and eastern Livingston County. It’s where he’s spent the better part of his life. He knows and respects the diverse and hard-working people of Lakes Area communities. They’re his family members, neighbors and friends—the people he does business with. They’ve shaped the way he sees the world.

For example, Joe’s father owns a business. Early on, Joe came to appreciate the hard work and sacrifice it takes to own a family business. He also saw, up close, how important property logistics are for a company’s success. Joe’s aim is to help clients whose businesses are just launching or rapidly expanding find and develop the property that will fulfill all their business needs.

Joe is also at home in the business of commercial real estate. With a background in managing construction projects and estimating project costs, he has a keen understanding of what builders and developers look for when selecting a piece of property. He knows their language, knows how to build relationships with them, and how to maintain strong bonds with people in the communities their projects affect. Relationship building is important to Joe. Because trusting relationships, good ethics, and hard work lay the foundation for a stable, safe place to live, work, and play. And the Lakes Area is where Joe and his family will continue to live, work, and play.

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