Founded in 2015 with a team that has proven and detailed knowledge of the real estate and property management industries, The Property Management Connection (PMC) offers property owners peace of mind while helping them to maximize their real estate investment.
The PMC founding team is experienced and reliable, with knowledge that helps property owners seek the best return on investment by minimizing the time rental units are vacant, recommending improvements that will result in higher rental rates, and advising owners when it’s time to grow, diversify, or liquidate a portfolio of properties. By not just adhering to – but also far exceeding – the codes of conduct and ethics of their industries, the PMC team embodies very high standards of communication, openness, and dependability.
Whether you’re looking for a trusted partner in the real estate investment or property management world, or you’re looking for your next home in middle Tennessee, PMC is a proven partner and trusted friend. Every employee is amicable and open, each interaction (digital or analog) is straightforward and direct, and no problem is ever too big for PMC or its clients.
Founder & Principal Broker
Trevor is an innovative young leader known for thinking fast and then putting his big ideas into action quickly. With a knack for data and penchant for seeing a good deal, he has used his natural talents and passions to have early success in the real estate world as an entrepreneur and advisor.
With the guidance of several significant local real estate investors, Trevor began investing in real estate during the last economic downturn, focusing on the acquisition of residential rental properties. In 2014, he launched his first investor fund, Cobalt Properties I, LLC. Trevor also serves as a capital consultant for real estate deals across the southeast. He is Principal Broker of Property Management Connection and a licensed general contractor.
The Greater Nashville Realtors awarded him with their Diamond Elite Award in 2016 and 2017. Furthermore, they named him the “Top Listing Agent” in 2017.
Trevor holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from Lipscomb University. He sits on the board of directors for Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and is a member of the Lipscomb College of Business National Alumni Board. He is an Adjunct Professor at Lipscomb for Real Estate Investing.
When not brokering deals or helping his clients, Trevor can be found rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Memphis Grizzlies and the Nashville Predators.
Kyle Lehning joined Property Management Connection in October 2016. He works in both investment acquisition and property management. Kyle is a licensed real estate agent.
A Nashville native, Kyle attended the University of Tennessee earning a degree in Business Management. After graduation, he worked in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, before returning home to work in the construction industry.
Kyle enjoys the outdoors and likes to golf and fish.
Tenant Relations Coordinator
Ricki Schlabach joined The Property Management Connection in January 2017 as the Tenant Relations Coordinator.
A Hoosier by birth and a Buckeye at heart, the Middlebury, Indiana native earned his BA in Psychology from Goshen College. For the past 20 years, he has lived in Nashville working for the Nashville Sounds as Director of Ticketing, Streamline Technologies as Director of Customer Service, and Superior Auto & Transportation as the Invoicing and Check Reconciliation Manager.
Ricki is a devoted fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns.
Director of Airbnb Management
He began his professional career in banking and financial services. In 2014, he worked as a concierge banker with Avenue Bank, where he was present during Avenue’s $1B asset acquisition and ranking as one of the top small banking institutions in the nation. TJ moved to Fifth Third Bank in 2015 where he served as a bank manager prior to his transition into real estate.
TJ has a passion for teaching, speaking, educational workshops, and mentorship. He also created and runs a community-based program for college students called Project Purpose, specializing in mentoring students in the areas of life skills, personal development, career readiness, and financial literacy. TJ attends Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, where he serves in several capacities, including being a leader within the college ministry. He was blessed to marry his childhood sweetheart, Shannetra, who he met when he was just 8 years old
Sarah Gary is a licensed REALTOR® and the Leasing Agent for Property Management Connection’s rental listings. She joined the PMC team in May 2016 serving as an executive assistant to Trevor Garrett. Prior to joining the Property Management Connection, Sarah worked in toxicology as well as taught high school overseas in the Dominican Republic. Originally from Maryland, Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Harding University and is currently working towards her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Lipscomb University.
When not working or studying, Sarah enjoys traveling, music, playing soccer, and Nashville hockey. Let’s go Preds!