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Van Esley Real Estate has been an economic development catalyst for almost 30 years. With several thousand transactions closed, we have helped generate over $6 billion in economic activity. We specialize in commercial building sales and leasing, land sales for individual projects, assembling parcels for mixed use developments, locating property for offices and industrial buildings, and residential sales.

We have the connections to bring the right buyer or tenant to your property, with our access to national firms such as: Menards, White Castle, Popeye’s Chicken, Sonic, McDonalds, Family Dollar, as well as many smaller independent tenants and buyers.

If you are interested in discussing your real estate needs, including new site expansion, please call our office at 734-459-7570.

We want to help people just like you to achieve the satisfaction of knowing they are paying the absolute minimum legal amount of Federal and State income taxes.


  •    A long track record of land sales for residential subdivisions, business parks, shopping centers and other projects

  •    Deep understanding of zoning laws and ordinances

  •    Ongoing working relationships with municipal staffs and elected officials

  •    Knowledgeable in woodlands and wetlands, ordinances and laws

  •    Assistance with industrial tax abatements, tax credits and brownfield development incentives

  •    Deep understanding of the leasing and purchase agreement forms used in the real estate industry

  •    As a privately owned firm, Van Esley Real Estate provides responsive, quality consulting services and assistance

  •    Access to CPIX, LoopNet, and Realtor multi-list databases for current property information


44675 Joy Road
Canton, MI 48187
Phone: 734-459-7570

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  •    Professional Real Estate Brokerage Services - Land sale, purchase and leasing

  •    Land Acquisition - An understanding of the ordinances affecting zoning, utilities,
    wetlands and woodlands

  •    Buyer/Broker & Customer/Buyer Representatives - Client fiduciary and representation
    duties include: care, obedience, accountability, loyalty and notice

  •    Commercial Real Estate - Business property opportunities

  •    Residential Real Estate - Single family home and condominium buying and selling

  •    Industrial Real Estate - Finding locations for manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution uses

  •    Recreational Real Estate - Camp sites, tourist destinations, and golf courses

  •    Land Assemblage - Experience with sellers combining properties for a larger project

  •    Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) - Compiling and analyzing sold property data for clients

  •    Commercial Freeway Exits - Providing opportunities for hotel sites, automotive uses, fast food
    outlets, and commercial power centers


  •    1986-Present: Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®, Michigan Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS®

  •    2006-Present: International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  •    2007-Present: Commercial Property Information Exchange/State Commercial Multi List (CPIX)s


Joseph Van Esley

Licensed since 1981; Broker since 1986 whereby Van Esley Real Estate was formed. We have a long proud history of success in closing properties, and will service our clients in a timely & professional manner. We have always been members of the local multi-listing service & provided residential home services as well. This assures you that we will have a variety of properties at your disposal and that we will find you a property/home that matches your needs and wants. Van Esley Real Estate has been a local leader in the commercial real estate market and prides itself on honest and excellent service. You can be confident that because of our history in commercial real estate service, that you will receive the best possible outcome. If you want to give your property/home maximum exposure, please call me to discuss your real estate needs.

David Misko

David has been in the Real Estate Industry since 1991. He has earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1984 as well as his Associates Degree from Schoolcraft College in 1979. He is a member of the Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (GMAR). He specializes in commercial, vacant land & residential properties.His philosophy for success is that it is all about people and customer service. He believes that clients need to be treated professionally and promptly by someone who is knowledgeable. He treats his clients the way he would like to be treated. That is why his clients love and respect him.Let David put his knowledge and experience to work for you. Whether you are interested in selling or purchasing a commercial or residential property, call David Misko. You will receive the service that your deserve and expect.

Scott Veldhuis

Scott Veldhuis has spent over 30 years guiding public projects and programs. Before joining Van Esley Real Estate, Scott was Senior Project Manager for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) and Economic Development Director for the City of Westland. He has extensive experience working with staff and leadership from local, county, state and federal governments. Scott is familiar with economic development tools used in Michigan communities such as DDA, TIFA, LDFA, EDC & Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. He graduated from MSU with honors in 1975. Scott has worked on numerous complex public infrastructure initiatives as well as private redevelopment projects. He can assist with your specific real estate needs.

Christy Van Esley

Christy is a graduate of Michigan State University where she studied Finance and Economics. Real Estate is a new venture for her, she joined Van Esley Real Estate in 2017. Things that are important to Christy are: listening, understanding, and results. Listening to what you want and need and understanding how to turn those wants and needs into results. If you want a confident and caring agent to represent you, Christy is the the agent for you. Other passions include: Snowboarding, if you are ever at Mt. Brighton on a weekend you might run into Christy at the Ski School where she teaches snowboarding; animals, including two dogs that mean the world to Christy; photography, traveling, and the environment.

Sandy Dimovich

Sandy has been with Van Esley Real Estate since 2016. She obtained her Bachelor's of Science with a major in Accounting from Wayne State University in 1989. Sandy is a member of the Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS (GMAR). She has experience with vacant land, commercial, and residential properties. She listens closely to her clients so that their real estate needs can be accomplished. Call her today and schedule your appointment.


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