About Us

TJ Bencho

T.J. is Owner of Aurora Real Estate Investment Services. He handles the day to day operations of the business, oversees the renovations, performs the marketing and oversees the management of your investment properties.

T.J. is married with three children. He was introduced to real estate at a very young age by his father. While attending Duquesne University as a full time student T.J. took over his fathers mortgage company in 2004. For the next two years T.J. owned and operated the mortgage company, went to school full time and learned the ins and outs of real estate investing. After graduating with a finance and investment management double major, T.J. traveled from state to state in order to promote the mortgage business and the services that Aurora Real Estate Investment Services has to offer. T.J. closed the mortgage company at the onset of the financial recession. After closing the mortgage company, he took full control of the property management aspect of Aurora Real Estate Investment Services and continues to travel on a regular basis in order to build relationships with real estate investors.


Jennifer Bencho

Jennifer is the lucky wife of TJ, blessed mama of Thomas, Luke, and Tucker, and the BOSS. She enjoys working with the team and handles anything from lease renewals to providing donuts.


Chip Trapani

Bringing with him a 27 year record of managing people and portfolios in the securities industry, Chip is our Director of Operations.
After a 3 month retirement, TJ pulled him off the golf course and back into the business world. With Aurora Real Estate Investment Services now poised for rapid expansion, Chip is the guy who will help assure all the moving parts stay on the right track. From speaking with investors, interacting with tenants, delegating the service schedule, and working with the entire team to help find the solutions to any issues that may arise, there’s not much around here Chip can’t help handle.
Chip and his wife nancy live in nearby Kennedy Township and are parents to two daughters, Katie and Kelly.



Amy D’Allessandro

Amy is the in-house realtor for Aurora Real Estate Investment Services. She locates many of the properties that our investors purchase. Amy also deals with the seller or selling agent to get the deal done.

She is a full time mother and realtor. Amy purchased her first real estate investment property in 2006 and has not looked back since. Amy was our leasing manager from the beginning of 2009 until the middle of 2010.


Valerie Martin

Valerie is the co-office manager and bookkeeper for Aurora Real Estate Investment Services. Valerie runs the day to day operations of our company and deals with the owners of our properties throughout the entire process.

Valerie has been a vital member of our team since 2006 and has extensive booking experience.


Jennifer Zebo

Jennifer Zebo is our administrative assistant. She handles internal office procedures ensuring that everyone is meeting the needs of our clients.

Jennifer is a family friend of T.J. and his wife Jen. She brings an extensive organizational skill set to the table and is enjoying learning the business a new member of the team.