Michael Trench

Senior Vice President

Portfolio & Asset Management


Michael is a Senior Vice President and an Asset Manager in Heitman’s North American Portfolio & Asset Management group. He is responsible for asset management of commingled funds. Michael analyzes property acquisitions and dispositions, assists with fundraising and develops and monitors strategic business plans. Previously, he was part of Heitman’s North American Acquisitions group where he was responsible for originating, negotiating, executing, analyzing and valuing potential investments in direct equity real estate within the United States, focusing on retail properties. Michael has been involved in real estate transactions across the country with respect to a variety of property types (office, residential, industrial, hospitality and self-storage properties) and a variety of investment structures (e.g., investment joint ventures, mezzanine financing and 100% free and clear acquisitions).

Michael received a BS in Finance with a specialization in Real Estate and Urban Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.