Michael Mele, a senior vice president of investments in the Tampa, Fla., office of commercial-property investment firm Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Inc., was named the 2014 top broker for the company’s National Self-Storage Group (NSSG). He ranked No. 16 out of 1,300 agents companywide, according to a company press release.
Mele achieved $259 million in sales volume last year, with 52 properties sold in 23 separate transactions, according to the release. “Mike has been a top self-storage investment specialist for well over a decade and a huge contributor to the success of the Tampa office,” said Richard D. Matricaria, vice president and regional manager. “With his in-depth knowledge of the self-storage investment sector, dedication to providing superb client service and strong leadership abilities, Mike truly deserves this honor.”
Mele joined Marcus & Millichap in 1999 as an agent specializing in self-storage. He became a senior associate in May 2002, vice president of investments in January 2008 and senior vice president of investments in 2014. In his career, Mele has closed more than 250 self-storage transactions totaling more than $1 billion and achieved senior director status within NSSG.
He is a frequent speaker at industry events and will present a session titled “Buying and Selling Self-Storage: Tips for Investors and Owners” during the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, which will be held April 6-9 in Las Vegas. Mele is also a member of the Florida Self Storage Association and national Self Storage Association.
Marcus & Millichap has more than 1,300 investment professionals in offices throughout the United States and Canada. The company closed more than 6,600 transactions in 2013 with a value of approximately $24 billion.