Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Promotions and Honors at Marcus & Millichap

Phil Sambazis Promoted to Associate Vice President Investments in San Diego

SAN DIEGO CA, Mar. 22, 2011 – Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, the nation’s largest real estate investment services firm, has promoted Phil Sambazis (top right photo)  to associate vice president investments.

This designation represents excellence in the development and servicing of long-term client relationships, according to Kent R. Williams, senior vice president and managing director based in the firm’s San Diego office.

Most recently, Sambazis held the position of senior associate.

“Phil continues to excel as a commercial real estate investment specialist,” says Williams. “His ability to execute transactions nationwide over the past few years – a challenging time for the industry – demonstrates his tenacity and dedication to providing superior client service.”

A retail investment specialist, Sambazis began his career with Marcus & Millichap in March 2006. He was named an associate in January 2007 and was promoted to senior associate in March 2009. Sambazis has received five internal sales awards from the firm, including a National Achievement Award in 2010

 Michaal Yu and Rahul Bijlani Named Top Hospitality Investment Specialists in Houston

 ENCINO, CA – Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, the nation’s largest real estate investment services firm, has named Michael Yu (middle left photo) and Rahul Bijlani (bottom right photo) of the firm’s Houston office as the two top hospitality agents nationally for the second consecutive year.

Yu has been the firm’s top hospitality agent nationwide for the past four years.

 “We are proud to recognize Michael and Rahul as the firm’s top hospitality agents for the second year in a row, and to recognize Michael for being the firm’s top hospitality agent for four years consecutively,” says John J. Kerin, president and chief executive officer of Marcus & Millichap.

“Their consistency in attaining the highest level of achievement, especially during the past two years of unsettled market conditions, reflects the depth of their market knowledge, superior transaction skills and commitment to client service.”

Yu is a vice president investments and director of the firm’s National Hospitality Group. He joined Marcus & Millichap in July 2003. Bijlani, an associate vice president investments and also a director of the firm’s National Hospitality Group, joined Marcus & Millichap in June 2005.

Together, Yu and Bijlani have dominated the mid-market hospitality sector in Texas.

Contact: Stacey Corso, Public Relations Manager, (925) 953-1716

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