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John De Wald, CPA






Professional Experience

John has over 25 years in the commercial real estate industry, specializing in the leasing and sale of office, industrial and investment real estate. He has extensive experience representing investors, landlords, and tenants in lease negotiations, as well as site selection, property acquisition, development, and disposition.

Throughout John’s professional career, he has developed a reputation for ethical business practices and successfully representing his clients in all aspects of real estate negotiations and brokerage. He was the founder of  J.E. De Wald & Associates, a boutique commercial real estate brokerage and development company, which he operated for 25 years. Prior to that he was an Associate Broker with The Hayman Company, and previously a practicing CPA with KPMG

Select Assignments

  • Multiple medical office relocations – St. John Health, Henry Ford Hospital and Beaumont Hospital
  • Over 150,000 sf of multiple high-tech acquisitions – Healthmark Industries
  • $100M + multi-state portfolio – Garrison Investment Group & TriMont Real Estate Advisors
  • 10,400 sf Medical (Sold) – Chesterfield Township
  • 13,000 sf General Office/Medical Building (Sold) – Warren
  • 20,000 sf Medical (Investment) – St. Clair Shores
  • 18,000 sf property disposition – Comerica Bank
  • Disposition of a 9-apartment building Detroit investment portfolio – Private Equity Group


  • Commercial Board of REALTORS
  • Michigan Association of REALTORS
  • National Association of REALTORS
  • Board of Directors: St. John Hospital Guild, recipient of 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Grosse Pointe Shores Planning Commission
  • Past President – Grosse Pointe Park Business &Professional Association
  • Past Village Clerk – Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Member of the Hundred Club of Detroit
  • Member of the Otsego Ski Club


Bachelor of Economics/Business Administration and Accounting from Hillsdale College