About Washington (Washy)
Washington Duke joined Compass as a part of the Lori Schiaffino team in 2016. Having worked on over $200 million worth of inventory across all price points, Washington has developed valuable skills in marketing and property analyses, and has acquired a firm understanding of the East Hampton marketplace.
An East Hampton native and a Brooklyn resident from 2000-2012, Washington has ties to both the city and the East End. Washington honed his real estate acumen and business skills through the Duke Family operations and was taught the importance of hard work, integrity, and giving back to the community. He spent summers working for the family foundation, Boys & Girls Harbor, a not-for-profit summer camp for urban youth, located in East Hampton, which was founded by his father, Tony Duke, in 1937. Prior to real estate, Washington enjoyed a career as an accomplished musician and has toured with bands both in the U.S. and abroad.
Washington, or “Washy” to his friends and family, lives with his wife and two sons in East Hampton year-round. He is an avid surfer, enjoys boating, cooking, and continues to perform both as a drummer and DJ. He graduated from Pomfret Prep School and earned a degree in Anthropology from Duke University. The son of a Cuban mother, Washy speaks Spanish fluently, and has extensive travel experience throughout Latin America and Europe.