As Property Manager for the Thomas A. Duke Company, Trevor oversees the day-to-day property operations of a portfolio of Class A multi-tenant office and medical buildings; retail strip centers; and single-tenant, triple-net-leased facilities in southeast Michigan. Since middle school he’s spent time in TAD Co buildings, learning everything from bricklaying to lighting. While his hands-on skill is notable, his comparative advantage is his expertise in technology. Besides implementing many other technological tools, Trevor has put drones in the air to create 2D surveys and 3D models for all company properties and other clients.
The information these generate—down to the number of bricks and nails in a building—not only provide an immediate and detailed view of a building’s health; they also make it possible to solicit more competitive maintenance bids. All this adds up to more management transparency for owners. After studying economics at Hillsdale College, Trevor founded and still co-owns both First Mate Yacht Care and Icarus Aerials, a drone photography and mapping company. CBS Miami calls on him as its “drone expert,” and the Wall Street Journal has written about his innovative use of this aerial technology.