Marcus & Millichap's newest team members

ATLANTA—Marcus & Millichap just scored a major coup in the recruiting world. The commercial real estate firm wooed an entire team of veteran Atlanta office and industrial property specialists.

Thirty-five year veteran Paul Johnson leads the team, which includes Gary Lee, Robert Johnson, Korey Prefontaine, and Tanya Rader. Paul and Robert Johnson and Lee will serve as senior directors of the firm’s National Office and Industrial Properties Group. Prefontaine joins as director and Rader as analyst.

“The group brings with it an outstanding track record of success and long-standing relationships with many of the area’s most prominent institutional and private investors,” Michael Fasano, first vice president and regional manager of M&M’s Atlanta office, tells GlobeSt.com. “Their presence expands our base in Atlanta and allows us to extend our services to more clients throughout the Southeast.”

Prior to joining M&M, Paul Johnson was a senior vice president with JLL Capital Markets Group. He previously served as a senior vice president of investment sales with the Grubb Ellis Company, a managing partner with Sperry Van Ness, and was a founder/manager of Atlanta Real Estate Partners.

“We were drawn to Marcus & Millichap by the high level of energy the firm brings to the market, its extensive local and national management support, tools and infrastructure, and the strength of its investment sales platform,” he says. “The firm’s unparalleled access to both private and institutional capital and its collaborative working environment are truly unique.”

Lee is also a former senior vice president with JLL Capital Markets Group. He has also served as a managing director and principal of investment sales with Cassidy Turley, a senior vice president of investments sales with Carter, and a vice president of investment sales with CB Richard Ellis.

Robert Johnson was also a senior vice president with JLL Capital Markets Group. He previously held the position of senior vice president with the Grubb, and has been a senior vice president/managing partner with Sperry, and a senior vice president/managing partner with Atlanta Real Estate partners.