Walter Duke, MAI, CCIM

Walter Duke + Partners


With over 40 years of experience, Mr. Duke is the go-to source for comprehensive commercial appraisal valuation services in Florida. His expertise has been tapped by clients ranging from newly established start-ups to Fortune 500 companies – all of whom have reaped its rewards thanks to his vast knowledge and experience including a BS Degree in Business Administration with a major focus on real estate and urban analysis from the University of Florida.

With a wealth of experience and expertise under his belt, Mr. Duke’s career accomplishments in the appraisal industry are truly impressive. He was honored with an MAI membership back in 1990, followed by the esteemed CCIM designation seven years later. His knowledge base is further enhanced via courtroom testimony as well as speaking engagements – making him an invaluable asset to any commercial real estate venture! As President since 2000 and co-shareholder from 2011 onwards, he continues to push forward this cornerstone firm towards greater heights each day.

With his extensive appraisal experience, Mr. Duke is a highly sought after expert witness and trusted consultant for litigation support services as well as other judicial proceedings. He has appraised an array of commercial properties in Florida and provides informed insights to myriad clients from various industries.

Mr. Duke is a highly accomplished professional, being affiliated with the

  • Marine Industries Association of South Florida
  • CCIM Florida
  • Appraisal Institute

This expertise has allowed him to take on many prestigious roles such as

  • Leadership Advisory Council for The Appraisal Institute
  • and Editorial Review Board Member at The Appraisal Journal – an award-winning publication by the same institute!

His commitment towards knowledge advancement also extends outside his credentials: regularly partaking in over 50 hours’ worth of continuing education each year and even taking up presidential duties at one point during his service in the South Florida Caribbean Chapter’s board memberships; truly making Mr. Duke stand out from amongst industry peers alike.

Mr. Duke believes it is important to give back to the community and that we all serve a greater purpose. He and his wife Lisa happily donate considerable time and resources to numerous non-profit, charitable and civic organizations. He has been awarded the prestigious Golden Anchor Award by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. He has also been named a Volunteer of Distinction by The Appraisal Institute. He was also honored by the Broward Workshop with the Chairman’s Award in appreciation for his vision, expertise and leadership on key Housing Affordability initiatives that have positively impacted his community.

Mr. Duke has served on or chaired a number of boards including

  • Marine Industries Association of South Florida,
  • Broward-Fort Lauderdale CCIM Board of Directors
  • Broward County Metropolitan Planning Council

Mr. Duke is also the former Mayor of Dania Beach, Chairman of the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, and former President of the South Florida Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

He is currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Broward Workshop and

  • Chairs the Affordable Housing Sub-Committee,
  • Executive Board of the Executives Association of Fort Lauderdale, and
  • Co-Chairs the Affordable Housing Pillar of the Prosperity Partnership of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

Mr. Duke and his wife Lisa reside in the historic Rio Vista neighborhood in downtown Fort Lauderdale and together they have three grown children that bring them delight and a blind rescue Shiba Inu named Kaze who is full of unconditional affection.