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Faris Lee Investments Completes 2 Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) Closing for $5.3 Million

Irvine, CA (January 30, 2019) – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory, and investment sales firm, has completed $5.3 million sale of 2 QSR Restaurants, Panera Bread in Lake Elsinore, CA and DogHaus Restaurant...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes Clients 1031 Exchange Through Upleg of a Single-Tenant Triple-Net Leased Property Occupied by Dairy Queen in Lufkin, TX

IRVINE, Calif., January 17, 2019 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory, and investment sales firm, has completed the sale of a 2,473-square-foot single-tenant retail property that is triple-net leased to a large Dairy Queen franchisee. Managing...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $16.6 Million Sale of Main Street Commons in Saint Charles, IL

IRVINE, Calif.,November 29, 2018 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory, and investment sales firm, has completed the sale of a 171,564-square-foot community center anchored by Ross, T.J. Maxx, Five Below, ULTA, Steinmart, and...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes Sale of Two Strong National Single Tenants in Salt Lake City, UT

Taylorsville, UT (October 27, 2018) – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, has completed the combined fee simple interest sale of national single tenant retailers, the 24 Hour Fitness and...
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Faris Lee Investments Successfully Arranges the Purchase of Rare Industrial Asset In the Heart Of Costa Mesa, CA

Located at 789 W. 20th St. in Costa Mesa, Calif., the multi-tenant property features 5,228 square feet of industrial space.
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $18 Million Sale of Regional Mall in Janesville, WI

Irvine, CA (July 27, 2018) – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, closed on the sale of Janesville Mall, a 600,650 square foot regional mall located in Janesville, WI for...
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Faris Lee Investments Builds Upon Capital Markets Expertise

Irvine, 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...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $2.38 Million Ground Lease Sale of a Single-Tenant Retail Property Occupied by El Pollo Loco in Sacramento

IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2018 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, has completed the $2.38 million ground lease sale of a 2,993-square-foot single-tenant retail property that is absolute triple-net leased by El Pollo Loco in Sacramento....
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $9.8 Million Acquisition of a Single-Tenant Retail Property Occupied by Safeway in Phoenix, Arizona

IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2018 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, has completed the $9.8 million acquisition of a 55,259-square-foot retail property that is triple-net leased by Safeway in Phoenix. Managing Director Christopher DePierro of Faris...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $21.89 Million Sale of The Trails Shopping Center in Ormond Beach, FL

 IRVINE, Calif., June 29, 2018 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, has completed the $21.9 million sale of The Trails Shopping Center, a 135,286-square-foot Publix-anchored retail property in Ormond Beach FL, a city within the greater...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $10.75 Million Sale of Retail Center in Walnut, California

IRVINE, Calif., June 21, 2018 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, has completed the $10.75 million sale of Walnut Town & Country, a 22,322-square-foot multi-tenant retail center in Walnut, Calif. The center is 95 percent occupied...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $10.15 Million Sale of Single-Tenant Retail Property Occupied by Hobby Lobby in Palmdale, California

IRVINE, Calif., May 2018 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, has completed the $10.15 million sale of a newly constructed single-tenant, 54,942-square-foot retail building fully occupied by Hobby Lobby. The triple-net leased asset is located within...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $2.3 Million Sale of Retail Property in Orange, California

Restaurant space to be converted to dental offices for use by new owner
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Faris Lee Investments Brokers Strategic 96,000-Square-Foot Acquisition of Industrial Property for Buyer Trading out of a Single-Tenant Retail Property

IRVINE, Calif., May 8, 2018 – In a strategic move to maximize long-term returns for its client, Faris Lee Investments has brokered the $5.63 million acquisition of an approximately 96,000-square-foot industrial property in San Antonio, TX. Faris Lee advised the client...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $3.8 Million Sale of New Blaze Pizza and Habit Burger Building in Los Banos, CA

Property with Drive-Thru is Located at Entrance to High-Traffic Shopping Center
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Faris Lee Investments Completes Clients 1031 Exchange Through Upleg Purchase of a $2.25 Million Sale of a Single-Tenant Triple-Net Leased Property Occupied by Jack in the Box in St. George, Utah

IRVINE, Calif., April 20, 2018 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, has completed the $2.25 million sale of a 3,260-square-foot single-tenant retail property that is triple-net leased to a Jack in the Box franchisee. Managing Directors Joe...
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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...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $5.48 Million Ground Lease Sale of Raising Cane’s in Laguna Hills, CA

South Orange County Trophy Property is Across the Street from Laguna Hills Mall
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $10 Million Sale of Rite Aid-Occupied Property in Los Angeles, California

IRVINE, Calif., February 15, 2018 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, has completed the $10 million sale of a 12,573-square-foot retail property on 1.08 acres located at 959 Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles. The free-standing building is...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes $21 Million Sale of Southwood Village in Torrance, California

IRVINE, Calif., February 14, 2018 – Faris Lee Investments has completed the $21 million sale of Southwood Village, a 66,958-square-foot neighborhood retail center in Torrance, Calif. Faris Lee’s President and CEO Richard Chichester and Senior Managing Partner Donald MacLellan represented...
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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...
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A Missing Marketplace: Joint Venture Advisory Fills a CRE Void

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

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...
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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. The Sell Side: Joe Chichester...
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A Message From the President and CEO, Rick Chichester

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...
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What’s Your Retail Game Plan?

Visit Faris Lee at ICSC San Diego to Create a Winning Strategy - Booth #603
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The Raw Ingredients for Grocery Success in California

By Don MacLellan, Senior Managing Partner
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When Creativity Conquers Complexity, Everyone Wins

Faris Lee Excels in a Deal that Presented Some Tough Challenges
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Reading the Economic Tea Leaves

By Rick Chichester, President and CEO
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Faris Lee’s Rick Chichester: Consumer Confidence Should Remain at Historic Levels Through 2019

This year got off to an interesting start, considering it ushered in the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The 35-day shutdown — spanning from Dec. 21, 2018, to Jan. 25, 2019 — caused The...
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Grocers Go Digital in the Age of Omnichannel

Technology, e-commerce and omnichannel solutions have penetrated nearly every corner of American consumerism, with few holdouts. One of those holdouts up until recently was the grocer landscape. It’s easy to see why. Two-day delivery can...
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Faris Lee Investments Arranges Sale of Two Quick-Serve Restaurants in California for $5.3M

LAKE ELSINORE AND VISTA, CALIF. — Faris Lee Investments has brokered the $5.3 million sale of two quick-serve restaurants in California via two separate transactions. In the first transaction, Loan Oak Ranch acquired a newly...
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Faris Lee Investments Arranges Sale of Two Quick-Serve Restaurants in California for $5.3M

LAKE ELSINORE AND VISTA, CALIF. — Faris Lee Investments has brokered the $5.3 million sale of two quick-serve restaurants in California via two separate transactions. In the first transaction, Loan Oak Ranch acquired a newly constructed...
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Consumer Caution Belies an Increasingly Robust Retail Market

IRVINE, CA–The stock market is still taking us on a financial version of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, which if it continues, can impact consumer confidence. But as Rick Chichester, president and CEO of Faris Lee Investments, points...
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Faris Lee Experts Break Down the Flattening Yield Curve

The yield curve has taken a turn recently that has caught the eye of many in commercial real estate. That’s mainly because in the past as the difference between longer- and shorter-term bonds flattens and...
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Faris Lee Investments Brokers $6.8M Sale of Three-Tenant Retail Property in Tulare, California

TULARE, CALIF. — Faris Lee Investments has arranged the sale of a three-tenant net-leased investment asset located within Tulare Pavilion Shopping Center in Tulare. Hillman Tulare LLC sold the property to an undisclosed buyer for...
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Faris Lee Investments Brokers $16.7M Sale of Shopping Center in Saint Charles, Illinois

SAINT CHARLES, ILL. — Faris Lee Investments has brokered the sale of Main Street Commons in suburban Chicago for $16.7 million. The 171,564-square-foot shopping center is situated on 20 acres. At the time of the...
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Faris Lee Closes Sale of Re-positioned St. Charles Retail

Faris Lee Investments has completed the sale of a 171,564-square-foot community center in the western suburb of Saint Charles, IL. Main Street Commons traded for $16.6 million, with a Faris Lee team representing the seller,...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes Sale of Box Tenant

Irvine, Calif., December 9, 2018 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory, and investment sales firm, has completed $6.8 million sale of Big Lots, Dollar Tree, and Harbor Freight Tools, 3-tenant NNN Investment totaling...
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The Upside and Downside of Wage Growth

There’s no question that the current socioeconomic environment has implications for retail—albeit not only for retail. In the run-up to ICSC’s New York Deal Making conference Dec. 4-6, we’re sharing insights from Jay Quinn, senior...
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Faris Lee Investments Completes Sale of Two Retail Locations in Metro Salt Lake City

24 Hour Fitness is located within Taylorsville Shopping Center in metro Salt Lake City.
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A Tale of Two Investment Climates

There’s still room to run, though for US-based investors, the upcycle might be getting a little long in the tooth. And foreign investors are loving it.
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Faris Lee Investments Successfully Arranges the Purchase of Rare Industrial Asset In the Heart Of Costa Mesa, CA

Located at 789 W. 20th St. in Costa Mesa, Calif., the multi-tenant property features 5,228 square feet of industrial space.
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How Retail Investors Can Separate the Thrivers From the Survivors

The retail market dynamics are more complex, but investor demand still remains strong for a fundamentally strong real estate. Plenty of investors are still moving forward.
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Regional Mall Trades for $18M in Janesville

August 7, 2018 Faris Lee Investments has closed on the sale of Janesville Mall, a 600,650-square-foot regional center in Janesville, WI for $18 million. The firm’s Don MacLellan, senior managing director, and Rick Chichester, president...
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Faris Lee’s Jay Quinn on X-Team, Velocity and Capital Markets’ Role Today

Irvine, CA-based Faris Lee recently expanded its capital markets team with the addition of veteran Jay Quinn. Connect Media asked Quinn to share what’s behind the push to boost the firm’s investment advisory practice by...
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Faris Lee Investments Makes Strategic Hire to Integrate its Capital Markets Strategies

Jay Quinn Joins Irvine Office
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Jay Quinn Joins Faris Lee’s Capital Markets Team

July 27, 2018 Irvine, CA-based Faris Lee Investments expanded 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...
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Faris Lee Hires Senior Capital-Markets Director

Irvine, California–based Faris Lee Investments has hired Jay Quinn as senior managing director, capital markets. In his new role, Quinn will focus on origination, structuring, and marketing of debt-and-equity finance transactions across the U.S. Quinn...
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