Michael A. Mele, senior vice president of investments in the Tampa, Fla., office of commercial-property investment firm Marcus & Millichap and senior director of the company’s National Self Storage Group, has been named the 2015 top broker in the Tampa office and second throughout the firm’s Florida offices. Mele ranked ninth out of more than 1,500 agents companywide and was first in self-storage transactions, according to a company press release.
Last year marked a series of company milestones for Mele, who joined Marcus & Millichap in May 1999. In May, he qualified for the firm’s National Achievement Award, and in June, he earned its Platinum National Achievement designation. He was elected to the Chairman’s Club in July, and in September was inducted into the Chairman’s Circle of Excellence, the firm’s highest honor. The group consists of 23 top agents, and Mele was the only self-storage agent selected, the release stated.
Mele heads The Mele Group of Marcus & Millichap, the company’s top self-storage advisory team. The group provides advisory and brokerage services to individual property owners and has represented publicly traded and non-traded real estate investment trusts as well as private-institutional level funds and firms, according to the release. In 2015, The Mele Group closed 47 self-storage transactions in 11 states tallying more than $280 million in sales volume.
Marcus & Millichap is a commercial-property investment firm with more than 1,500 investment professionals in offices throughout the United States and Canada. The company closed more than 7,600 transactions in 2014 with a value of approximately $33.1 billion.