A couple of years ago, Duke Jimerson jumped into residential real estate, later making a segue from the residential and commercial title industry when he joined Jonathan Rosen and Christy Berry’s Collective Residential Group. Several months later the firm merged with Compass Real Estate, introducing a new national brand brokerage to the market that is still making waves. Jimerson is as well, with $10+ million in production under his belt for the year and several exciting projects and client opportunities in the pipeline.
“Compass is a pioneering tech-based real estate Company that brings a whole new approach of doing business to our industry,” he said.
It’s fair to say that real estate is in his blood. Both of his parents were in the business, instilling a passion in him at an early age. He began his real estate career with Allegiance Title in the Commercial Division. During his tenure, he helped broker extensive and complex deals with private equity firms and large corporate clients.
His next step was Independence title as a residential closer for five years and became increasingly interested in residential sales, where he worked with many of the area’s top brokers.
“I believe my in-depth experience in the title business in conjunction with working alongside lenders has been an integral part of my success to date,” he said. “This has given me the upper hand with a wider scope of knowledge of the entire real estate transaction process.”
He started his sales career in the core neighborhoods of Highland Park, University Park, East Dallas, and Preston Hollow. More recently, he’s been involved in remodeling multiple investment properties and as well as expanding his operations to ranch and lake properties.
For the new year, Jimerson’s goal is to boost his marketing efforts creating more innovative ways to expand his brand beyond the traditional newspapers and magazines. Last year he was contacted by filmmaker Mickey Holden, who is known for his work with ESPN Films. Holden wanted to do a film about the Highland Park Scots football team’s three consecutive state championships. Jimerson, raised in the Park Cities and a Scot himself, found this extremely unique opportunity and agreed to be the primary sponsor of the film.
The film, “HP Scots Three-Peat,” premiered in September at the HP Village Theatre. It is slated to run this spring on Fox Sports Southwest with a commercial ad opportunity for Jimerson.