R. Phil Ramming

R. Phil Ramming
Senior Managing Director Retail Consulting Services

Phil Ramming recently joined Faris Lee Investments as Senior Managing Director of the National Anchored Retail Investment Group (NARIG).  Mr. Ramming’s focus will be on creating new and expanding existing relationships with significant family offices, regional owner/operators, developers, and select private and institutional investors nationally. 

 

With over 35+ years of institutional and entrepreneurial real estate transaction experience, Mr. Ramming has an extensive asset management background in dispositions, acquisitions, operational matters, planning and budgeting, investment finance and fund raising. Prior to Faris Lee, Mr. Ramming was a leader within the asset management team of Sabal Financial Group, LP, an affiliate of Oaktree Capital where they managed over $8.2 billion in assets on behalf of clients and investors. Ramming served as Retail Product Leader, Portfolio Manager, and development and was a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Ramming was responsible for the investment performance of a portfolio of diverse assets with value of over $340 million and led the underwritings of diverse asset groups and portfolio acquisitions.

 

Additionally, Mr. Ramming was the lead negotiator and led the construction management process for tenants including TJ Maxx, Ross, Save-A-Lot, LA Fitness, ULTA, Five Below. As an owner/developer, Mr. Ramming directed over 2.2 million square feet of ground-up retail and industrial development.  Further, Mr. Ramming spent seventeen years running a privately-held real estate development, management, and investment company, specialized in commercial properties throughout the western United States. Mr. Ramming has also served as Chief Operating Officer of a Netherlands based development company, Wattson Breevast, which developed ground-up commercial development projects specializing in retail and office.

 

Mr. Ramming has a MBA from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from UCLA. Married for 33 years, Phil and his wife have three sons.  Phil’s lifelong hobby is sailing.  In addition to many national competitions, Phil has campaigned one design boats in Europe, sailed dozens of offshore Mexico races and the Transpac five times.

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Tyler Strauss

Tyler Strauss

Associate

As an Associate at Faris Lee Investments, Mr. Strauss specializes in the acquisition and disposition of single-tenant net leased investments, national portfolios and sale/leasebacks nationwide. Furthermore, Tyler specializes in creative solutions including but not limited to lease structure, development advisory, break-ups, and pre-sale strategies. In addition, his clients benefit from his financial counsel and ability to produce customized marketing programs to maximize the best outcome.

Mr. Strauss comes from a lineage of Southern California real estate entrepreneurs, spanning across the architecture, development, and property management sectors. Prior to joining Faris Lee, Tyler spent two years as a member of CBRE’s Capital Markets Business Intelligence team. A unique opportunity, as Mr. Strauss collaborated with and reported directly to the vertical leaders of CBRE. His experience providing intelligence specific to investment sales, global capital movement, financial and competitive analysis has given him a deep understanding of the commercial real estate industry and its players. Wearing a number of hats, Mr. Strauss served as the lead analyst for the National Retail Partners and has a phenomenal grasp on how retail continues to shape real estate across the country. During his tenure, he was also responsible for auditing $119B worth of sales transactions.

Mr. Strauss graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Finance. As a highly-involved member of the student body and second-generation Wildcat, Tyler is an incredibly active alumnus and always looking for ways to contribute back to the University. His other interests include sportfishing, basketball, surfing and vintage Nike sneakers.

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Clarence Wong

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Clarence Wong

Manager, Financial Analysis & Research

Clarence Wong is Manager, Financial Analysis & Research, at Faris Lee Investments. Mr. Wong is responsible for financial underwriting, strategic market research and due diligence for disposition assignments and deal-match acquisitions of various risk profiles. With over 15 years of experience in real estate advisory, research, and private equity, Mr. Wong has underwritten and valued over $2.8 billion in retail, office, flex/industrial, and multifamily/senior housing properties.

At Faris Lee Investments, Mr. Wong analyzes, interprets, and models property-level financial/operating data, including complex expense CAM pools, reimbursement slippage, lease roll-over, downtime, deferred maintenance and impending loan maturity, to provide recommendations on repositioning assets for value creation. Besides underwriting listings, he assists with due diligence to facilitate closing of transactions. He also leverages his strong research background to perform custom analysis for business development and uncover potential buyers for listings.

Before joining Faris Lee Investments, Mr. Wong worked at real estate private equity firms KORE Investments and MIG Real Estate. At KORE, he underwrote core/core-plus and value-add office in Colorado, and at MIG, he underwrote value-add light industrial and multifamily in Western U.S. and Sunbelt states. While at MIG, Mr. Wong also analyzed and identified target corridors for real estate investment using a variety of real estate, demographic, and economic data. Prior to that, Mr. Wong held various research and analytic roles at CoStar Group including Research Manager for Colorado, Salt Lake City & Kansas City and Senior Market Analyst for the U.S.

Mr. Wong holds a B.A. in Economics from UC San Diego (UCSD) and a M.S. in Real Estate from University of San Diego (USD). He is certified in ARGUS (ASC) and Excel Real Estate Financial Modeling (REFM), and is also a licensed salesperson in CA and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate. During graduate school, Mr. Wong was a member of the 1st Place USD winning team for the ARGUS Software University Challenge and was also selected by the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) on scholarship to attend its annual conference in Chicago. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and keeping up with real estate trends.

Karick Brown

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Karick Brown

Analyst

As an Analyst at Faris Lee Investments, Karick Brown engages in daily research, market analysis, underwriting, lease analysis, and due diligence activities related to Faris Lee Investments pipeline. During his career, Mr. Brown has played a vital role, assisting with the underwriting, lease analysis and marketing of over $650 Million in retail assets.

Prior to joining Faris Lee Investments, Mr. Brown worked at HFF, gaining a fundamental understanding of how capital markets intermediaries facilitate financing for large institutions and high net worth investors. He applies this knowledge daily working with Faris Lee’s brokerage team on acquisition and disposition advisory.

Mr. Brown is an alumni of the University of Washington where he obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Karick is an avid golfer and maintains a scratch handicap, regularly participating in U.S. Open Q School events. Mr. Brown is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Young Professionals (YPG) program, as well as regularly attends CRE Finance Council (CREFC) and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) seminars.

Liz Nelson

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Liz Nelson

Graphic Designer

Liz is a Graphic Designer with 10+ years of experience working for Lennar, BrandSource, and David Riley Associates. She concepts and designs logos & branding, emails, brochures & various print collateral, signage, and the list goes on.  Liz brings tremendous value to the team with her expertise and great eye for incredible design.   On weekends, she spends time with her adorable dogs Nigel and Willow. 

Spencer Sturken

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Spencer Sturken

Market Analyst

As a Market Analyst at Faris Lee Investments, Spencer Sturken is responsible for underwriting, researching market data, and managing the entire process of bringing a property to market for sale. Through various third party resources, he is able to shape all applicable major deal points into a clear and easy-to-understand package for brokers and investors alike.

Ranging from finance to tenant representation to research, each of Spencer’s jobs prior to Faris Lee have been in the commercial real estate industry. He gained a wide variety of knowledge and skills throughout his tenures, which adds value to his work here.

Spencer is an alumni of Chapman University, where he double-majored in Accounting and Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. He was also a member of the football team.

Outside of work, Spencer’s life revolves around sports. He plays golf and ice hockey and is an avid sports fan across multiple sports.

Carol Zettlemoyer

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Carol Zettlemoyer

Administrative Assistant

For the past 10 years, Carol Zettlemoyer has effectively represented the face of Faris Lee Investments. Working in close coordination with the Resource Center and the Managing Directors, as well as the CEO, Carol has proven to be indispensable in her office support role.

Carol has brought over 30 years of experience in the administration field, working for Coldwell Banker Residential, Graphic Placement Inc., and Western Digital Corp.

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Ingrid Vallon

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Ingrid Vallon

Marketing Manager

Ingrid Vallon is Marketing Manager at Faris Lee Investments. She is driven, innovative, and a marketing enthusiast, always striving to bring new marketing techniques and channels to the forefront.

At Faris Lee, Ingrid is responsible for all the corporate and transaction marketing at the company. She oversees all marketing initiatives, including graphic design, email marketing, advertising and print concepts, public relations, web management, SEO, social media, and trade show concepts and coordination.

Ingrid brings 10+ years of experience in Commercial Real Estate marketing. Before joining Faris Lee Investments, Ingrid served as a Marketing Manager for Landmark Capital in Newport Beach, California, where she implemented corporate and transaction marketing strategies to grow brand awareness, increasing social media outreach by 75% and open rate by 10% above industry average. Before that, she held various marketing roles at Sabal Financial Group, LP, Passco Companies, and a variety of different marketing agencies.

Ingrid holds a B.A. in Marketing with an emphasis on International Business from ESC Rennes, France.

Nicholas Miller

Nicholas Miller

Director

As a Director at Faris Lee Investments, Nicholas Miller superintends all 1031 exchange requirements personally with investors and with others in the brokerage industry. He engages in sourcing qualified investors, cross-selling Faris Lee inventory, and matching buyers with all available on market investment opportunities, and a large array of privately marketed opportunities. Nicholas is currently a member of the Private Capital Acquisitions Advisory Team, specializing in buyer representation for all retail asset classes.

 

Beginning his career interning in the summers of 2015 and 2016, Nicholas was brought on full time shortly after graduating university as a Market Analyst, where he assisted with the underwriting, lease analysis and marketing of over $1 billion in retail assets. Nicholas also aided with the corporate marketing at major ICSC events and participated in training new members of the Faris Lee analytics group.

 

Mr. Miller is an alumni of the University of Colorado Boulder where he obtained his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and played 5 seasons of CWPA water polo. Nick’s current hobbies and interests include snowboarding, swimming, travelling and golf.

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Jeremy Warren

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Jeremy Warren

Director

As Director, Jeremy Warren oversees all research, analysis, underwriting, and due diligence related to Faris Lee’s anchored, institutional-grade investment assignments. During his short career, Jeremy has been involved in acquisition, disposition, and capital markets advisory for over $600 Million in real assets nationwide. He became the youngest Director in the firm’s history in 2018. 

Prior to joining Faris Lee, Jeremy was an Analyst for RDS Partners, a successful Southern California real estate investor and developer. Prior to RDS, Jeremy was an intern for Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck LLP, one of the Nation’s preeminent Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Finance law firms.  Mr. Warren’s skill in building relationships with high profile investors has helped him advance far beyond his years within the CRE investment community, and his keen ability to track and analyze trends within equity and real estate markets has made him an invaluable asset to the firm and its clients. 

Mr. Warren joined Faris Lee Investments as an Analyst upon graduation from the University of Colorado in 2017 where he received degrees in Pre-Law Studies and Finance. During his time at CU, Jeremy was a student athlete, an active entrepreneur, served on the advisory board of a successful non-profit, and was a legal advisor to a student-run real estate trust. He maintains memberships with ULI, ICSC, and CRE Finance Council. 

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