Marcus & Millichap announced that Alan Pontius, a senior vice president, has been named national director of the firm’s specialty divisions.
Pontius joined Marcus & Millichap in 1985 and brings three decades of experience to his new role. Most recently, he was national director of the firm’s National Office and Industrial Properties Group (NOIPG).
In Pontius’ new role, he will be responsible for overseeing, supporting and growing the company’s specialty brokerage divisions in partnership with specialty executives and managers company-wide.
Pontius joined Marcus & Millichap as an agent in Palo Alto, where he rose to become a leading producer companywide. In 1993, he joined the management team as a regional manager and led the firm’s Palo Alto office to become a top producing office nationwide.
In 2002, Pontius was promoted to national director of Marcus & Millichap’s NOIPG and successfully elevated the firm’s brand and market position in the office and industrial segment. He is an active executive participant in the sector’s leading trade association, National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP).