Michael A. Mele & Robert Bloch
MICHAEL A. MELE. Senior Vice President/Investments, Senior Director National Self Storage Group, Board Member, Florida Self Storage Association Sold over 200 self-storage facilities since joining Marcus & Millichap and over $950 million in sales to date. Elected Senior Vice President Investments in 2014. Elected First Vice President Investments in 2011. Elected Vice President Investments in 2008. Top 5 Self-Storage Sales in Marcus & Millichap - 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Marcus & Millichap National Achievement Award - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012. Elected Senior Investment Associate in 2005. Number one broker in Marcus & Millichap's Tampa Office - 2004, 2008 & 2010. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 813-387-4700
LUKE ELLIOTT. Associate. Luke joined Marcus & Millichap in December of 2012, specializing in self-storage and industrial investment real estate. He has a strong background in financing, marketing and sales of industrial properties. Luke is well-known through the Tampa Bay industrial markets as a top producing broker and brings 11 years of transactional experience to the Mele Group at Marcus & Millichap. Luke is a member of both the National Self-Storage Group and National Office and Industrial Group.
MIKE HARRIS Institutional Analyst. Mike joined Marcus & Millichap in 2006 and was a lead contributor in the creation of the Marcus & Millichap Special Assets Services Division. He designed the Accelerated Loan Sales Marketing Platform as it still exists today. Mike specializes in institutional financial analysis and is one of the most sought after financial analysts in the industry. Mike obtained his M.B.A. from the University of Florida and his B.S., in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida.
KEVIN MENENDEZ Senior Analyst. Kevin joined the team in July of 2012 as the team's junior analyst. He is dedicated, well-versed and knowledgeable on the financial underwriting of self-storage facilities. Prior to joining the team, Kevin worked at Kass Shuler, a default services law firm in Tampa. Kevin received his B.S. from the University of Central Florida.
TARA PARONTO Operations Director. Ms. Paronto manages the full range of administrative and operational duties in a wide variety of areas including human resources, budgeting, real estate transaction coordination and office management. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the Mele Storage Group and manages the $100 million dollar plus transactions of current and under contract listings. Prior to joining the team Tara was at the ground floor of the start-up of another collaborative real estate firm and assisted them in growing from three employees to over three offices and nearly 50 staff members Nationwide.
WILL WAMBLE Associate. Will joined the Mele Group in June 2013 under the agent training program and specializes in retail investment sales. Will graduated from Florida State University in the Spring of 2013 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Communications and Hospitality. Prior to joining the team, Will worked as a leasing agent and did property management for numerous apartment and town-home complexes in Tallahassee, Florida while in school.
ROBERT BLOCH Investment Associate. Robert Bloch joined Marcus & Millichap in 2012 as an Associate to the firm’s Washington D.C. office. He has over 28 years of sales, management, and business development experience, including 10 years as an Executive Investment Broker and 11 years as a Regional Manager and Director of Sales. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Grinnell College located in Iowa. In addition, Mr. Bloch is also a member of the Marcus & Millichap National Self Storage Group and aims to provide investors with exceptional expertise on self-storage properties all over the East Coast.