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Stanford Jones

Stanford Jones is an Executive Managing Director Investments for Marcus & Millichap and Institutional Property Advisors (IPA).  Mr. Jones was instrumental in the formation of IPA which was created in 2010 to handle Institutional and large private client multi-family investment transactions.

Mr. Jones graduated Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and an emphasis in Real Estate.  He was promoted to Vice President Investments in 1988 and Executive Vice President Investments in 2008, a distinction held by only eight of 1,500 agents in the firm. He also serves as a Senior Director of Marcus & Millichap’s National Multi Housing Group. Since joining Marcus & Millichap in 1980, he has become one of the nation's leading brokers.

During the course of his career, Mr. Jones has closed more than $14 billion in commercial real estate investments and has been acknowledged almost every year as one of the company’s top agents. Along with his partners, Philip Saglimbeni and Salvatore Saglimbeni, Mr. Jones has been recognized as the market leader in Northern California multifamily transactions.   They are recognized by institutional investors for their extensive, exclusive and successful representation of the Nation's  largest private and institutional property owners.  This interface facilitates unsurpassed insight into current market conditions and demonstrates a strong ability to forecast trends.

While attending the University of Utah, Mr. Jones was the Founder and President of Western Amateur Freestyle Association and Director of the Intermountain Division of the United States Ski Association (USAA) Freestyle Competition.  He also was on the Advisory Board for USSA National Freestyle Association.  He was the Director and host of the 1980 National Freestyle Championship in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  

In addition to the Association with Marcus & Millichap and IPA, Mr. Jones has been an active investor in Multi-Family and Retail Properties since 1983.  This has enabled him to view the financial operation of apartments from an owner’s perspective, including a realistic view of operations, debt structures, and physical conditions.

Mr. Jones has been recognized by the media as an expert on the Northern California apartment market. He was recognized as a top Dealmaker in 2009 by the California Real Estate Journal. He has been quoted in such publications as Real Estate Southern California, California Real Estate Journal, San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times, among others. He has also served as a panelist at numerous real estate conferences including NMHC, ULI, and RealShare Apartments.


Career Achievements

His career achievements include

  • Received 33 consecutive National Achievement Awards
  • Number One career earnings in the 46-year history of Marcus & Millichap
  • Top Ten Investment Professionals companywide 21 times
  • Number One Investment Brokers Nationwide 4 Times

He currently is on the Real Estate Leadership Board for Santa Clara University.  As well as an Advisor to the Executive Board for the Jerry Smith Coaching for Life Academy.