Faris Lee Investments Builds Upon Capital Markets Expertise

jay_web _2Irvine, CA (July 26, 2018) – Faris Lee Investments is building upon its capital markets business nationally with the appointment of Jay Quinn as Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets. The firm plans to further integrate its capital strategies to maximize value and manage risk as an integral aspect to providing comprehensive investment solutions to its clients.
As Senior Managing Director,Quinn will focus on origination, structuring, and marketing of debt and equity finance transactions across the U.S. Over the course of his career, Quinn has completed approximately $800 million of development transactions and approximately $3.4 billion in financing, capital market transactions and debt/equity placements.  He has also assisted in more than 500 note sales, participated in the disposition of more than $2 billion in assets, as well as completing over $9.1 billion in commercial property restructuring and discounted payoffs.
Quinn brings significant long term relationships with national, regional and local funding sources including, but not limited to, agency lenders such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, regional and national commercial banks, CMBS lenders, life insurance companies, debt funds, REITs, and private and public funds.
“Capital markets is one of the most compelling and complex elements of CRE investments, and far too often it is not strategically integrated into investment strategies and solutions, especially with private investors in middle market transactions,” said Faris Lee Investments President & CEO Rick Chichester. “Under Jay’s direction, we look to significantly increase our integration of capital markets with investment advisory, providing comprehensive investment solutions to our clients.”
Quinn joins Faris Lee having served as Senior Director of Debt and Equity Origination at RealtyShares, a direct capital provider that utilizes crowd funding capital together with institutional capital allocations to close commercial real estate transactions in the $2 to $30 million range.
Prior to his role at RealtyShares, Quinn was President and CEO at Potomac Capital Group, LLC, a boutique commercial real estate and corporate advisory firm serving the commercial real estate and corporate finance industries. While at Potomac, Quinn directed all structured finance and loan sale advisory services to middle market and institutional commercial real estate clients. During that time he was also responsible for sourcing, structuring and closing both fixed and floating rate loans on all product types. His origination efforts resulted in over 40 closed transactions totaling over $425 million in debt on multi family, industrial, office and retail properties.
His experience also includes Senior Director of Capital Markets for Institutional Property Advisors, a Marcus & Millichap company, specializing in multifamily, retail, office and industrial finance. Prior to Marcus & Millichap he successfully led Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt & Structured Finance Group in the Phoenix, AZ office as Managing Director.
About Faris Lee Investments: Faris Lee Investments is a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm. The company’s high-level retail investment advisors and sophisticated financing experts develop forward-thinking strategies for all retail acquisitions and dispositions and guide clients through complex transactions. Cumulatively, Faris Lee’s leadership has been involved in more than $20 billion of transactions. Faris Lee’s senior advisors are skilled in disposition and acquisition strategies, asset positioning and valuation, marketing, debt and equity structuring, strategic workout and REO solutions and execution. For more information, visit www.farislee.com.
Faris Lee is also strategic partner with X Team Retail Advisors, an integrated retail specialized platform with offices in 40 major markets across the United States and Canada encompassing more than 265 professionals. X Team provides retail expertise in tenant representation, landlord leasing, capital markets, and investment advisory & sales.
Jay Quinn
Senior Managing Director | Capital Markets


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