Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has named Richard Bird as its national director of the company’s National Self-Storage Group (NSSG). Bird will be promoted from his position as regional manager of the firm’s Salt Lake City and Las Vegas offices. He will oversee all aspects of NSSG, which was involved in more than $460 million in investment sales transactions in 2012.
“Richard has proven to be a capable leader with us over the years in his previous roles as both a successful sales agent and in management,” said John J. Kerin, president and CEO. “His background and knowledge of the self-storage specialty area will be instrumental in growing our self-storage team nationally.”
In addition to regional manager, Bird has served as the sales manager for the firm’s offices in Denver and Fort Collins, Colo., as well as Salt Lake City. He began his career at Marcus & Millichap in 2004, specializing in the sale of multi-family investment properties throughout Utah and Idaho. In 2006 and 2007, he was the company’s top-producing agent in the Salt Lake City office, and in 2007, he earned an internal sales-recognition award.
Marcus & Millichap has more than 1,000 investment professionals in offices nationwide and closed more than 6,100 transactions last year.