Walter Duke, III, MAI, CCIM
Mr. Duke is the President and sole shareholder of Walter Duke + Partners, Inc., a comprehensive commercial appraisal valuation company that provides critical analysis and information to corporate, government, and private clients nationwide ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 Companies. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in real estate and urban analysis, Mr. Duke returned to South Florida where he has been actively appraising commercial properties since 1985.
Mr. Duke received the MAI (Member of Appraisal Institute) in 1990 and was named partner. He was awarded the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 1997. He has served as President of the firm since 2000 and sole shareholder since 2011. In addition to managing his commercial appraisal practice, Mr. Duke is a frequent panelist, presenter, author and lecturer on topics relating to commercial real estate valuation.
Mr. Duke is also in great demand for expert witness testimony for purposes of litigation support, and other quasi-judicial proceedings. In his appraisal experience, Mr. Duke has appraised and analyzed a wide variety of commercial property types, and provided critical consultation and litigation services to a diversified range of clients.
Mr. Duke is a member of several professional organizations, including the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Appraisal Institute. He also is a graduate of Leadership Fort Lauderdale IV. The Appraisal Institute Leadership Advisory Council, and has served on the Editorial Review Board of the Appraisal Institute’s award-winning publication, The Appraisal Journal. Mr. Duke also regularly completes over 50 hours of continuing education annually. He is also proud to have served a number of roles on the Board of the South Florida Caribbean Chapter of the Appraisal Institute including a term as its president in 2000.
Mr. Duke believes it is important to give back to the community in which you live and work and provides time and resources to worthwhile charities such as:
- Broward Housing Solutions
- Dan Marino Foundation
- Women in Distress
- Habitat for Humanity
- Humane Society of Broward County
- American Cancer Society
- Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Mr. Duke is also the former Mayor of Dania Beach and a former member of the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Council and is currently a candidate for the City of Fort Lauderdale City Commission – District IV.
- Serves on Governmental Affairs Committee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors
- Chairs the Government Affairs Committee for the South Florida Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
- Serves as the Government Affairs representative of the Marine Advisory Board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
- Serves on the Board of Directors for the Marine Industry Association of South Florida
- Serves on the Board Directors of Business for the Arts Broward
Mr. Duke resides in the Rio Vista neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale with his wife Lisa. Together they have three grown children and two rescue dogs.