Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, announced today the newest addition to the Bledsoe Self-Storage Group, Andreas Makris, serving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets in the Self-Storage Division. The founder of the team, Kevin Bledsoe, joined Marcus & Millichap in July 2022. Bledsoe’s decision to add Makris aligns with his long-term strategy to unifytalented advisors to best serve self-storage buyers and sellers.
“I’ve known Andreas since 2017 when I sold him a self-storage property in suburban Philadelphia. Luckily, we have stayed in touch, and he has been an excellent owner and operator of self-storage property over the last five years. Recently, Andreas approached me about joining our team and beginning a career in commercial real estate sales. It was a no brainer to bring him onto our team. I have always been impressed with Andreas as a person, but the experience that he brings to the table on the ownership and operations side is priceless,” says Kevin Bledsoe, first vice president investments.
Partnering with Bledsoe to form the Bledsoe Self Storage Group are advisers Matthew Junkin, Michael Palladino, Jared Houck, and now, Andreas Makris. Makris comes with 15 years in hospitality with an entrepreneurial background, making him an incredible asset in the industry, as he is determined to exceed clients’ expectations and deliver top-tier services.
“Andreas’ extreme professionalism and organization throughout the transaction left a great impression on me. Since acquiring his self-storage facility, he has played an active part in the day-to-day operations of his property. Owning and operating the asset that he will now provide representation to sellers on will serve him well as he begins his brokerage career,” added Bledsoe.For Bledsoe, the expansion of this team is a pivotal moment for the group, as well as the self-storage market in the northeast and mid-Atlantic. Makris will be a fantastic asset to the team, bringing a positive attitude, and innovative spirit, and a dedication to the buyers and sellers in this niche market.