Doug is a 1971 graduate of The University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and History. After college he trained as a cabinetmaker and opened Smith & Nathan Furnituremakers in Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown district in 1974. Doug joined Swisher Commercial in 1991 after eight years as the head of commercial sales at Edward Surovell Co. Realtors of Ann Arbor.
Doug has participated in a diverse range of real estate development activities, including acquisition and renovation of residential and commercial income properties, downtown office rehabs, new office construction, and residential subdivision development. He specializes in the sale and leasing of office, retail, and industrial properties as well as the sale of income and apartment properties. Doug holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and acts as a consultant to private and institutional clients in property selection, evaluation, and acquisition. He works extensively with non-profit organizations.
Doug is active in professional organizations, including the Ann Arbor Area Chamber and the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, where he has served as a director and chair or member of many committees. Doug is also active in civic and community affairs, previously chairing the real estate division of the United Way campaign and serving on the Downtown Plan Study Task Force, Ann Arbor Loft Study Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Ann Arbor YMCA.
Doug is now partly retired from Swisher Commercial. He continues to assist clients in the buying/selling of Ann Arbor apartments and other residential income properties.
Working in Commercial Real Estate since 1983, Catylist Member since 1994
Michigan: Washtenaw County
Michigan: Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Real Estate License: 6502352859
Bachelor, Literature, History
University of Michigan 1971