Michael A. Mele, Luke Elliott, Sean M. Delaney, Robert Bloch, Trey Hammond, Devin Beasley, Nick Creech, Daniel Kuchugurny
Founded in 1998 and operated through the leadership of Michael A. Mele, The Mele Group of Marcus & Millichap offers comprehensive industry knowledge, innovation and experience.
Nationwide, the group's team members provide clients with an unparalleled perspective of their place in the self-storage market, from private investors to publicly-traded REITs.
The Mele Group is more than just a transaction facilitator. Our team works as a strategic partner to meet clients' objectives in the expansion, consolidation, acquisition and disposition of self-storage assets. Our team serves clients in all aspects of self storage, from acquisition financing and real estate portfolio management to facility valuation.
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MICHAEL A. MELE. Senior Managing Director Investments, Senior Director National-Self Storage Group, Board Member, Florida Self Storage Association. Sold over 300 self-storage facilities since joining Marcus & Millichap and over $1.57 billion in sales to date. Elected Senior Managing Director Investments in 2014. Top 5 Self-Storage Sales in Marcus & Millichap - 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016. Marcus & Millichap National Achievement Award - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. 12-Time #1 Broker in Marcus & Millichap's Tampa Office. Recognized and interviewed over 50 times by multiple publications including Inside Self-Storage and The Wall Street Journal.
LUKE ELLIOTT. Vice President Investments. Luke Elliott is a Director of the National Self Storage Group, Member of the Self-Storage Association and President of the Florida Self Storage Association. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Self-Storage Association's - Young Leaders Group. Luke has partnered with owners for over 15 years, providing advisory and transactional expertise. Luke has been a consistent recipient of the Pinnacle Award in recognition of his transaction volume. At Marcus & Millichap he received a Sales Recognition Award in 2014 and earned the prestigious National Achievement Award in 2015 and 2016. Throughout his career he has represented institutions, companies and investors on both national and local levels, advising them on the disposition of their assets as well as acquisition strategies.
SEAN DELANEY. First Vice President Investments. Sean Delaney joined Marcus & Millichap, the nation's largest real estate investment services firm, in late 2003 specializing in self-storage assets with a focus on the Midwest. In September 2005 he became an Associate of the firm and in March 2007 reached Senior Associate status. In July 2012, he was promoted to Associate Vice President Investments then in July 2013, by vote of the managing directors, given the distinction of Vice President Investments. Sean serves as the Senior Director of the National Self-Storage Group. For 2015, he is ranked as the top broker in the Chicago Oak Brook office and fourth throughout the firm's three Chicago offices. Sean has been the recipient of the coveted Marcus & Millichap Sales Achievement plaque seven times over the course of his career and received three, consecutive National Achievement Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Sean played seven years of professional baseball for the Kansas City Royals and the Saint Paul Saints. ROBERT BLOCH.
Senior Investment Associate. Robert Bloch joined Marcus & Millichap in 2012 as an Associate to the firm’s Washington D.C. office. He has over 30 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.
TREY HAMMOND. Senior Investment Associate. Trey Hammond is a senior associate at Marcus & Millichap and a select member of the National Self-Storage Group with a specific focus on Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Hammond joined the Oklahoma office of Marcus & Millichap in 2011 as a self-storage specialist, bringing with him over five years of business development and brokerage experience. Mr. Hammond is a graduate of Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, Oklahoma with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering where he also earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) graduate degree. Trey is committed to building long-term relationships with real estate investors by delivering exceptional client services and maintaining the highest ethical standards within the industry. Mr. Hammond provides extensive market expertise and knowledge while understanding long-term objectives, thereby ensuring quality transactions and unrivaled business relationships for years to come.
BRIAN BALDWIN. Investment Associate. Brian Baldwin joined the Mele Group of Marcus and Millichap in 2014 and specializes in Self-Storage Facilities with a focus on the Southeastern United States. Prior to joining the team, Brian worked as a manager for Extra Space Storage at two facilities in South West Florida. Brian grew up in the industry and has been personally involved within self storage for over five years. He is a member of the Self Storage Association (SSA), its Young Leaders Group (YLG) and is also a member of the National Self Storage Group of Marcus & Millichap. Brian graduated from the University of South Florida in 2014 with a Bachelors in Hospitality Management.
MICKEY HURLEY. Investment Associate. Mickey is a highly motivated, client services driven broker who began his transition into commercial real estate in early 2008 and later joined Marcus & Millichap in July of the same year. Shortly thereafter Mickey was promoted to Associate and became a member of the National Self-Storage Group. Mickey now specializes in providing service to principal owners of self storage with a focus on the operation, valuation, disposition and/or acquisition of self-storage facilities throughout the state of Indiana and the Midwest. As a principal owner of investment real estate for over twelve years, Mickey brings the unique perspective of understanding ownership challenges and drivers thereby adding value to owners through investment brokerage services with Marcus & Millichap. He has combined this experience with the training and support of Marcus & Millichap's dynamic marketing & technology platform to facilitate value added brokerage services to owners of institutional and private-investor self-storage facilities.
DEVIN BEASLEY. Investment Associate. Devin Beasley is an investment associate representing buyers and sellers of self-storage facilities throughout the Southwestern United States. Devin graduated with a master of science in real estate development from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is also a member of Valley Partnership and the Young Leaders Group with Urban Land Institute.
DANIEL KUCHUGURNY. Investment Associate. Daniel Kuchugurny is a self-storage adviser with the Mele Group of Marcus & Millichap, focusing on Northern California. Prior to joining The Mele Group, Daniel helped both experienced and first-time clients realize their financial aspirations and find paths to reach their goals as a mortgage loan originator. As a young refugee from eastern Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union, Daniel knows what it is like to work hard to achieve the American dream. And now as a commercial real estate adviser with The Mele Group of Marcus & Millichap, he continues his passion in helping others obtain that same dream. Daniel is a member of the California Self Storage Association (CSSA), the Young Leaders Group (YLG) and the Self Storage Association (SSA). Daniel studied business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship at California State University Sacramento.
Brian Fulton is an investment associate with The Mele Group of Marcus & Millichap. From 2014 to 2017, he served as the team's senior financial analyst and has underwritten over $1 billion in self-storage assets in the last year. Brian brings over 10 years of financial experience, specializing in the areas of valuation, cash flow modeling, research and analytics. A Tampa native, Brian graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Finance. He started his career as a financial consultant, advising construction companies on executive compensation packages, asset management and tax reduction strategies. With this experience, Brian then served as a portfolio manager for a Florida-based registered investment advisory firm. He later brought this expertise to a nationally-recognized consulting firm, designing executive deferred compensation plans for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
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