Richard W. Chichester
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Faris Lee Investments, Mr. Chichester is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the firm’s business strategies and managing its day-to-day operations.
A real estate industry veteran with 30+ years of experience, Mr. Chichester is a commercial real estate executive that is successful at building corporate value and improving profitability through market expansion and development, process re-engineering, business development, cost containment, client base management and corporate positioning. His core competencies are focused on accelerated growth and/or turnaround that emphasize stabilization and revitalization strategies, together with strong financial management.
Mr. Chichester excels at maximizing market opportunities, optimizing operational performance, and increasing market and client share. Before joining Faris Lee Investments, Mr. Chichester served as president of Colliers International, North America, where he delivered more than $1.9 billion in total revenue. During his tenure, he expanded the firm’s platform into a top four “global” real estate company. Additionally, Mr. Chichester has been involved in the recapitalization and M&A of 23 companies. Prior to Colliers International, Mr. Chichester spent 20 years at CBRE and held multiple senior level positions.
In his role at Faris Lee Investments, Mr. Chichester leads client development, strategic advisory, and the execution of the Firm’s business, as well asco-leads the National Anchored Retail Investment Group. In his six (6) years at Faris Lee Investments, Mr. Chichester has been directly involved in 118 transactions and managed more than $2.5 Billion in firm-wide business.