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Mike Mele


Cushman & Wakefield

Sales Total

$2.3 billion

Leads an 18-member, multi-market team

Team closed 84 deals for 188 properties in 2021

With over two decades of experience in self-storage, Mele’s expertise and vast contributions to the industry have made him a key advisor. He is consistently recognized by industry organizations as well as national and trade publications for his critical leadership, expertise and knowledge of the self-storage industry.

Based in Tampa, he leads an 18-member, multi-market team that has closed more than 700 self-storage transactions totaling more than $8 billion. In 2021 alone, the team closed 84 deals for 188 total properties in 35 states. One notable transaction was when Mike represented the seller in the sale of a national portfolio with a $635-million sale price and consisting of 58 properties and 27,250 units. Storage net rentable square feet totaled 3,389,789.


Inside The Story

Mike Mele

About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.