Our commitment is to serving the best interest of our clients.
Clients need to know that the team working for them is focused on their victory. We know the driving forces in the marketplace and see it from a broader perspective. Because of this, clients know that when we do our strategic analysis of their property, it is both honest and complete. They know that every property we bring to market, every opinion of value we produce and every word of advice is designed to maximize the opportunities for them. We do this because it both ensures our own success and gives a great deal of pleasure in the process.
- We offer clients the most knowledgeable and experienced self-storage team.
- We specialize in investment management based on top of the line market knowledge.
- Our closely-held pool of qualified investors and exchange buyers is unmatched.
- We offer a time tested system for creating the broadest possible exposure for every facility.
We invite you to give us a call to explore how we might help you make the transition from where you are to where you want to be with your property or portfolio. Because of our partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, we promise bigger deals, better marketing, higher offers and faster closings.
MICHAEL A. MELE. Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, Board Member, Florida Self Storage Association. 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, 2017, 2018. Marcus & Millichap National Achievement Award - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. 13-Time #1 Broker in Marcus & Millichap's Tampa Office.
Michael A. Mele is the Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield's self-storage division. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Mele joined Marcus & Millichap in 1999 as an agent, rising to associate in May 2000, senior associate in May 2002, senior investment associate in July 2005, vice president investments in January 2008, senior managing director investments in 2014 and executive managing director investments in 2018. His product specialty is self storage. He has closed over 400 self-storage transactions totaling over $3 billion in sales volume and has achieved executive director status in the National Self-Storage Group. For consecutive years, Mr. Mele has been the recipient of Marcus & Millichap’s National Achievements Award, Chairman’s Club Award and, the most coveted accolade, the Chairman’s Circle of Excellence Award.
Mr. Mele is a graduate of West Chester University, where he earned a B.S. degree. He is a member of the National Self-Storage Association and the National Association of Realtors. He is currently on the legislative committee for the Florida Self Storage Association as well as the prior president. With almost two decades of experience as a self-storage advisor, Mr. Mele provides significant insight for his clients, ranging from single, private investors to large-scale REITs. His experience and vast contributions to the industry have made him a key advisor in the self-storage market. He has been recognized and interviewed over 50 times by multiple publications including Inside Self-Storage, Mini Storage Messenger and the Wall Street Journal for his critical leadership, expertise and knowledge of the self-storage industry.
Luke Elliott is the Executive Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield's self-storage division. Luke has partnered with owners for over 18 years, providing advisory and transactional expertise. He is the past president of the third largest state self-storage association and has been quoted in numerous local and national publications. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, he led the Industrial Services Group at Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL and was one of the top self-storage producers at Marcus & Millichap. Throughout his career, he has represented institutions, companies and private clients on both local and national levels, advising them on the disposition of their assets as well as acquisition strategies.
Florida Self-Storage Association (FSSA)
California Self- Storage Association (CSSA)
Self Storage Association (SSA)
SSA – Young Leaders Group (YLG)
Robert Bloch is a Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, he joined Marcus & Millichap in 2012 as an associate to the Firm’s Washington D.C office, rising to vice president investments in 2017. He has over 30 years of sales, management and business development experience, including 12 years as an Executive Investment Broker and 13 years as a Regional Manager and Director of Sales. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Grinnell College in Iowa. Mr. Bloch aims to provide investors with exceptional expertise on self-storage properties all over the East Coast.
Trey Hammond is a Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield with a specific focus on self storage in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Hammond was a Senior Associate at 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 Fulton joined The Mele Storage Group in 2014. During this time, he provided his assistance and expertise on over 100 successfully-completed deals for a sales volume exceeding $800M, underwritten over $4 billion in self-storage assets and examined the feasibility of over 200 development projects. He brings 14+ years of financial experience to the team, specializing in the areas of valuation, cash flow modeling, research and analytics. He is a senior associate at Cushman & Wakefield.
A Tampa native, Mr. Fulton graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Finance. Throughout Mr. Fulton’s career, he has functioned as a financial consultant advising construction companies; serving as a portfolio manager for a Florida-based registered investment advisory firm and as a consultant designing executive deferred compensation plans for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Noah E. Obuchowski is an investment associate with The Mele Group of Cushman & Wakefield. He is based out of the Washington D.C. office with a focus on the self-storage market throughout the Northeast United States. Mr. Obuchowski joined the team directly after graduating Cum Laude from the University of Florida with degrees in real estate and business. In addition to his studies, he was a two-year captain for the UF Men’s Lacrosse team. Mr. Obuchowski continues his passion for lacrosse by competing in international tournaments and the world games as a defenseman for the Israel National Lacrosse Team.
Prior to arriving in Washington D.C. in February 2017 to expand the reach of the Mele Group, Mr. Obuchowski worked in Marcus & Millichap's Manhattan office. While in Manhattan, he was a team member of the New York Multifamily group, which is New York City’s leading multifamily investment sales team. Before working in the Manhattan office, Mr. Obuchowski started his tenure with Marcus & Millichap in 2015 in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. He worked with The Hunter Kristol Group, which was Marcus & Millichap’s highest-producing multifamily team in South Florida. Noah E. Obuchowski is an investment associate with The Mele Group of Cushman & Wakefield. He is based out of the Washington, D.C. office with a focus on the self-storage market throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Noah joined the team directly after graduating from the University of Florida where he studied real estate and business. In addition to his studies at the University of Florida, Noah was a two-year captain for the UF Men’s Lacrosse Team.
Christopher Powell is an investment associate with The Mele Storage Group of Cushman & Wakefield. He specializes in advisory services for self-storage assets across the Southeast. Chris graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business with a degree in Real Estate. He was also part of the UGA’s Georgia Bulldogs NCAA men’s swimming and diving team.
Chloe Strada works directly under the team assisting in both transactional and day-to-day operations. She is a recent graduate of the University of Tampa where she earned a BS in Accounting.
Kimberly was first introduced to a title insurance industry in 2003 when she joined a newly-formed title company in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Brothers built her career by gaining knowledge and experience, learning every aspect of the title industry by working for well-established private companies, builders, lenders and mortgage brokers.