About Us


Chris Wilson The Universal Trust Group of companies has been a leader in Florida vacation home ownership and    investment Real Estate for over 18 years. The founder and president, Chris Wilson, originates from Lincoln,  England, where he obtained his degree in Accounting & Finance, and was a practicing accountant. Since moving to the US in 1981, he has grown his practice from a concentration on mortgages for foreign nationals, to encompass all facets of real estate investment, including acquisition & sale, financing, property management, and accounting and tax services.

The Universal Trust Group has the experience and comprehensive knowledge to help you leverage your investment in Florida real estate, under any economic conditions.

Chris Wilson is currently the on-site Property Manager at Walden Palms.


RJBmicGoogleRichard Butler (Broker) is originally from the United Kingdom where he enjoyed a Corporate career in Sales & Marketing . He moved to Florida in 1993, to buy a property management company. Within a couple of years he had obtained his Real Estate Brokers license and shortly thereafter, moved into the area of vacation rentals.

Over the next few years he developed that business from 14 properties under management to over 300. During his period in property manger he served two terms as President of the Central Florida Property Managers Association and was instrumental in developing the Association as a credible industry force. Richard also served as a Director with the Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association (FVRMA) at the State level.

Richard is currently the Broker for both Universal Trust Properties & Universal Trust Property Management and is responsible for the accounting and legal issues for tenants and owners.

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