John E. DeWald, CPA


(248) 663-0504
(313) 510-3777


Years of Experience
25+ years

Areas of Specialization

Real service for corporate and
investment real estate.

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.
Professional Affiliations / Education

Graduated with honors in 1979 from Hillsdale College with degrees in Economics/Business Administration and Accounting.

  • Commercial Board of REALTORS
  • Michigan Association of REALTORS
  • National Association of REALTORS
  • Board of Directors – The St. John Hospital Guild
  • Grosse Pointe Shores Planning Commission
  • Past Director – Grosse Pointe Rotary Club
  • Past Village Clerk – Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Member of the Hundred Club of Detroit
  • Member & Past Commodore – Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
  • Member of the Otsego Ski Club
  • Past President – Grosse Pointe Park Business and Professional Association
 Significant Assignments
  • Multiple medical office relocations - St. John Health, Henry Ford Hospital and Beaumont Hospital
  • 100,000 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
  • 11,500 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

Client List
  • Beaumont Health System
  • The Crawford Group
  • Comerica Bank
  • The Crown Group
  • Ferlito Construction Company
  • Flagstar Bank
  • GETRAG Transmission Corporation
  • Grupo Antolin
  • Healthmark Industries
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Lochmoor Chrysler
  • Monahan Development Corporation
  • Mort Crim Communications
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates
  • Soave Enterprises
  • St. John Health System
  • Stewart Automotive Group
  • TriMont Real Estate Advisors

Client Testimonials

“My company and I have used John DeWald as our single source for buying and selling commercial buildings for almost 20 years. He has always succeeded in getting us the best price on sales and purchase of property. We deal with John because he is impeccably honest and customer oriented.”
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