Grafton D. "Duke" Addison, III began
working in the Jacksonville commercial real estate market as a Leasing Manager
with Koger Properties, Inc in 1987. He quickly became their number one
leasing agent and consistently ranked among the top 10% of the company's
leasing agents nationwide. Mr. Addison went on to serve as Vice President
for Cantrell Weaver Company and later as Senior Vice President Office Division
of Cantrell Weaver Real Estate Services, Inc.
In 1993 Mr. Addison joined Schultz Properties, Inc as a
Partner in the firm. In February of 1996, Schultz Foster Addison Real Estate,
Inc. was formed as a commercial brokerage, property management, development,
syndication and consulting company.
In July of 2002, Mr. Addison obtained 100% ownership of
Schultz Foster Addison Real Estate, Inc. In November 2002, the name of
the firm was changed to Addison Commercial Real Estate, Inc to reflect Mr.
Addison's sole ownership of the firm. In the past twenty-nine
years, Mr. Addison has represented tenants and landlords in over 725
transactions, totaling 6.10 million square feet of commercial property with a
value in excess of $575 million.
Duke and his wife Penny live in Mandarin with their two
sons Dane and Christian. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English
from the Virginia Military Institute and an M.B.A. from Jacksonville
University. He sits on various non-profit Boards and recently joined the
Executive Board of the Allen Robinson's Foundation. Duke is an avid
Jaguar fan and enjoys the beach, golf and traveling.