Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, the nation’s largest real estate investment services firm, has promoted Jason Smith to senior associate in the Salt Lake City office, according to Richard Bird, regional manager of the office.

Most recently, Smith was an associate with Marcus & Millichap, a position he has held since November 2006.

As a senior associate, Smith will continue to focus on the disposition of self-storage facilities. He is also a member of the firm’s National Self-Storage Group (NSSG). In the past five years, Smith has arranged the sale of more than $100 million in self-storage properties.

“Jason is one of the leading self-storage investment professionals on the West Coast,” says Bird. “He has been the leading Utah self-storage agent since 2009 and we look forward to his continued success.”

Smith is a member of the Utah Self-Storage Association and other self-storage affiliates nationwide. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Utah.

About Marcus & Millichap

With more than 1,000 investment professionals in offices nationwide, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services is the largest firm specializing in commercial real estate investment services in the nation. Marcus & Millichap closed 5,085 transactions in 2011, the highest of any commercial real estate brokerage firm. Founded in 1971, the firm has perfected a powerful system for marketing properties that combines product specialization, local market expertise, the industry’s most comprehensive research, state-of-the-art technology and relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors nationally.