Trask Land Company is pleased to announce that the Trask Family has been named as one of WilmingtonBiz 100’s Power Players.
WilmingtonBiz labeled their Power Players as “the businesspeople and officials having the greatest impact on the region’s business and economic landscape.”
See the full list of Power Players here.
Quoted from the WilmingtonBiz Power Players List:
The Trask Family
The Trask family can trace its roots in the Cape Fear region back to the 18th century, later making a name for themselves as successful lettuce farmers and then landowners and prominent developers.
Why they’re power players:
The Trasks purchased land in the 1950s that would one day become a master-planned, mixed-use development on Eastwood Road called Autumn Hall, now considered a soughtafter address in the region that’s set to grow with plans for more retail, residential and office space. The development helped set the tone for an area that has drawn wealthy residents and high-paying employers to what is considered one of Wilmington’s major financial districts.
Trask Land also developed Earth Fare grocery storeanchored Renaissance Market shopping center on Military Cutoff Road. The center also includes West Marine, Blaze Pizza, Starbucks, Verizon and a nail salon.
Members of the Trask family started out as farmers. Over the years, they used their farm land to enter the development industry, with Raiford Graham Trask Sr. creating major subdivisions throughout Wilmington.
He also developed Duck Haven Golf Club, which is now Autumn Hall, among other numerous contributions, including donating or selling land for what is now the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. UNCW’s 5,200-seat Trask Coliseum, where some of the school’s most popular sports games are played, bears his name.
Raiford Graham Trask Sr.’s son and grandson, Raiford Trask Jr. and Raiford Trask III, respectively, have developed Autumn Hall and other current and forthcoming projects in the Cape Fear region.
Number of note: Trask Land has developed over 500 residential lots since 2010.