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Faris Lee Investments Joins X-Team Retail Advisors

Irvine, CA (March 22, 2018) – Faris Lee Investments is now a strategic partner with X Team Retail Advisors, an integrated retail advisory and brokerage organization consisting of  36 member firms, representing 40 markets across North America, and composed of …

A Missing Marketplace: Joint Venture Advisory Fills a CRE Void


Nick Coo, Senior Managing Director

Although Faris Lee’s primary business remains advising investors and developers looking to sell or acquire assets, joint venture advisory has emerged as an in-demand and synergistic offering. Senior managing director, Nicholas Coo explains. 

A successful …

Client Perspective: “Faris Lee is a Different Breed of Broker”


Joe Goveia, Owner, GCRE

Sustaining relationships over time is critical to brokerage success. Long-time Faris Lee client, Joe Goveia, Owner of Goveia Commercial Real Estate (GCRE), tells us what he values most and how Faris Lee has helped him to

Mind the Gap: Buyers vs. Sellers at Year-End 2016

Faris Lee director, Joe Chichester, examines the seller’s perspective, while senior managing director, Shaun Riley, speaks from the buyer’s standpoint on how pricing looks for retail assets in today’s market.


Joe Chichester, Director

The Sell Side: Joe Chichester

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A Message From the President and CEO, Rick Chichester


Rick Chichester, President and CEO

The November election, both historic and unprecedented, certainly has everyone asking the obvious questions of how, why and what. How did this happen? Why did this happen? What does this mean?

In my opinion, the …

What’s Your Retail Game Plan?

imgresThe clock is counting down to ICSC in San Diego, where our full lineup of retail pros will be on the field and ready to help you create a winning investment strategy. Whether your key portfolio players are single or …

The Raw Ingredients for Grocery Success in California


By Don MacLellan, Senior Managing Partner

California has seen a huge shake-up in the grocery sector over the past 18 months, how can new entries compete?

California is one of the most culturally and socioeconomically diverse states in the country, …

When Creativity Conquers Complexity, Everyone Wins


Plaza El Paseo in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

In a deal that has presented multiple complexities, Faris Lee is nearing completion of the sale of Plaza El Paseo at Rancho Santa Margarita Town Center in South Orange County. The pride-of-ownership …

Reading the Economic Tea Leaves


By Rick Chichester, President and CEO

In June, the Federal Reserve held short-term interest rates steady and officials lowered projections of how much they’ll raise them in the coming years. At the same time Britain voted to exit the European …

Schedule a Meeting with us at ICSC RECon – May 22-25, Las Vegas

Our team is looking forward to the annual journey to Las Vegas for ICSC RECon. There is no better place to get immediate input and insight on the trends driving every sector of retail from development to design, from investment …

Three Questions with Shaun Riley, Senior Managing Director, Faris Lee Investments

What economic trends are you watching?

There is ongoing volatility in financial, materials, and energy sectors this year, plus we’re experiencing meager economic growth abroad leading to negative interest rates. Investors lack confidence in alternative investments outside of retail property. …

Direct vs Fund Investing: What We Heard at the Real Estate Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum

If you’re looking for real estate investment diversification strategies, perhaps you’ve considered the merits of direct investment vs funds. Rick Chichester, CEO of Faris Lee Investments, spoke as part of a panel presentation that discussed this topic at the recent …

Tailored Real Estate Strategies for High-Net-Worth Investors : The Webinar

Thank you for joining our presentation of Tailored Real Estate Strategies for High Net Worth Investors. Download a copy of the PPT slides or a copy of Rick’s personal notes from the webinar.

For a copy of Rick’s notes for …

A Message from the CEO – Rick Chichester

I recently had the pleasure of partnering with Ethan Penner, founder and managing partner, Mosaic Real Estate Investors, to develop and present a webinar with National Real Estate Investor. The webinar was designed for the high net worth investor. Ethan …