March 26, 2015


For the Thomas Duke Company’s West Side Team, 2014 was a year of successful transactions surpassing expectation. And now, based on first-quarter sales, it looks as if 2015 may surpass last year’s mark. Already this year we’ve closed deals that posed considerable challenges. For example:

  • In South Lyon we were asked to sell an industrial building on large acreage. Because the property is located along a commercial corridor, its uses are limited, to say the least. We found a John Deere dealership that will use both the land and the building.
  • We were tasked with selling a former elementary school that had been vacant for two years and where environmental issues precluded any residential development. We found a charter school eager to make the building its new home.

We could go on—a multi-tenant retail building in Northville sold to a local investor, commercial land in Howell sold to a senior-housing developer—but you get the picture.

Our West Side Team has over 50 years of combined experience in real estate transactions along the I-96 corridor, from the communities of Novi to Northville and Brighton to Howell. Our local expertise, combined with our national reach, is the reason behind these successes and many more.

If you’d like your property to be the next on our list of 2015 surpassing successes, contact any member of the Thomas Duke Company’s West Side Team.

Mark Szerlag –, John Porth – or Eric Szerlag –

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