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Mele Named Top Agent at Marcus & Millichap

Marcus & Millichap has named Michael Mele, vice president of investments, as the firm’s top self-storage agent for 2008.

In 2008 alone, Mele and his team closed 24 separate transactions, comprising 36 properties involving 16 different buyers. His group achieved $95 million in closed deals, totaling one-third of the firm’s National Self Storage Group, which closed on more than 100 self-storage facilities and $275 million throughout the year.

Mele joined Marcus & Millichap in 1999 to specialize in the sale of self-storage facilities. He gained entrance into the firm’s prestigious Seven-Figure Club in 2004, was inducted as a senior investment associate in 2005, and earned the firm’s National Achievement Award six consecutive times. He currently serves as a senior director in the National Self Storage Group.

In addition, Mele has received sales recognition awards annually since joining the firm and has closed more than $450 million in self-storage properties.

With more than 60 offices and 1,300 investment professionals nationwide, and sales in excess of $20.5 billion last year, Encino, Calif.-based Marcus & Millichap is a prominent commercial real estate brokerage focused exclusively on real estate investments. For more information, visit

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