Who We Are

Mission Statement

  • Creating measurable values for multifamily owners.

  • Transforming the back office operations of management companies.

BluTrend® is a pioneer in providing market-leading utility solutions for the multifamily housing industry. The company was founded by a team of multifamily housing professionals who have extensive experience in utility management technology.

Leadership Team

Marvin Banks


Mr. Banks has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry including the evolution of Trammell Crow Residential partnerships into a highly successful public REIT as Gables Residential Trust. Mr. Banks was also instrumental in the architecture of the multifamily recovery play for Cortland Partners where he maintains an advisory role.
He is a Board member of the Private Bank of Buckhead/Decatur and serves on the Board of the Atlanta Children’s Museum and the Georgia Council for International Visitors in addition to being on the faculty at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Michael Anderson

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Mr. M. Anderson is the managing partner and co-founder of BluTrend®. Prior to founding BluTrend® LLC, Mr. Anderson founded USIEnergy, Inc. in 1996, a turnkey provider of utility billing, customer service and energy management services to over 500,000 apartment units nationwide. USIEnergy, Inc. established itself as a leader in marketing to large national accounts and REITs as well as many other private large apartment owners. Prior to founding USIEnergy Inc., Mr. Anderson had a successful 11 year career working for Schlumberger in various functions from oil and gas exploration in Texas and Louisiana and international experience as a location manager in the desert of Oman and Yemen before transferring to Schlumberger Industries, where he gained valuable knowledge of utility market and Automatic Meter Reading Technologies. Mr. Anderson has an Electrical Engineering degree from University of Pittsburgh as well as Bachelor of Science in Math with minors in Physics and Computer Science from St. Vincent College.


Tony Anderson

Partner and Co-Founder

Mr. T. Anderson is a partner and co-founder of BluTrend® LLC. Prior to founding BluTrend®, Tony Anderson was Executive Vice President for USIEnergy responsible for all operating functions of the Company. He joined the company in 1996 and has extensive experience in Automatic Meter Reading Systems (AMR), meters, CIS and billing. Tony Anderson has served in the capacity of General Manager, Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Billing Operations. Before joining USIEnergy, he was a Regional Manager for Schlumberger Industries.

Jim Kjolhede


Mr. Kjolhede is the President and founder of multifamily consulting firm, Satteron Enterprise. Mr. Kjolhede previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Archon Residential in Irving Texas from 2000 to 2005, overseeing the operation of 51,000 apartment units in 25 states. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Kjolhede served as Division Vice President for AIMCO managing 85,000 units in the Western division. Mr. Kjolhede has been involved in all aspects of multi-family operations, acquisitions and dispositions for over 25 years and has overseen over 200,000 assets in over 40 states. Mr. Kjolhede is often a keynote speaker and panel presenter in numerous multi-family conferences and seminars.

Brian King


Prior to joining BluTrend®, Mr. King was the lead developer at USIEnergy, Inc., where he was responsible for development of software solutions for the company’s Energy Management Services such as Vacant Cost Recovery (VCR) system. Prior to USIEnergy, Mr. King was the chief software architect at DreamMaker Studios and the head IT project manager with MCI’s External Commissions group. Mr. King has a Master of Information Technology degree as well as degrees in Finance, Real Estate and Urban Analysis in addition to minors in Accounting and International Business.