Grew Up In Broward

Duty, Honor and Commitment

The son of a United States Army Pilot, Walter was born in Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. on New Year's Day, 1960.

After Walter's father, Captain Walter B. Duke, Jr, returned from two tours of duty in Vietnam, the family settled in south Broward County. Leaving South Florida only briefly to attend and graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration, Walter has been a continuous resident of Broward County since 1966 and grew up in the local Hollywood/Dania Beach area.

A local boy, Walter attended Stirling Elementary, Attucks Junior High and graduated from Hollywood Hills High School where he starred in football and baseball and was voted Most Popular by his senior class. He grew up playing little league and Optimist Football at Rotary Park in Hollywood. He also represented American Legion Post 92 by playing American Legion baseball.

After completing his studies in Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the University of Florida, Walter returned to Broward County to work in the family business for a few years. In 1985, Walter began his career in commercial real estate appraisal. Since that time, he has distinguished himself as a leader in that profession, having served as president of the South Florida Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (MAI), and currently serving as president of Clobus, McLemore & Duke, Inc. one of Florida's largest and most prestigious commercial real estate appraisal firms which has been located in Dania Beach for over 15 years.

Walter and his wife Lisa, are proud parents to three great teenagers. Eldest Kate, 21 is studying in Gainesville, middle daughter Chloe, 20, is studying communications in Gainesville and son, Connor, 19 participates in a Broward school program for students with special needs. The family pets include Kaze, a rescue dog and Cleo the cat.

Thank you,
Commissioner Walter Duke