Please join us in welcoming Patrick Toomey to the Faris Lee team

Patrick Toomey, Senior Managing Director

Patrick Toomey, Senior Managing Director

Patrick joins the firm as senior managing director, and will lead business development, increase transaction volume, and anchor Faris Lee’s new Los Angeles office. He brings three decades of transactional and team-building experience to his new role. During his career he has done more than 350 deals with an aggregate value of $2.3 billion.
Patrick joins Faris Lee Investments from Matthews Retail Advisors, where he served as first vice president and national director, helping to build that platform from its inception. During that time he received multiple Chairman’s Awards, and helped lead the shopping center division, closing 150 deals including an 83-property c-store portfolio, and multiple non-core REIT assets for clients of the company. Prior to Matthews, he spent ten years in a leadership role on CBRE’s National Retail Investment Group-West, with volume in the billions.
“We are honored to have Patrick join our team. He is a leading name in retail investment and will bring even greater depth of advisory and transactional expertise to our industry-leading, “one team-one company” platform. He will be an influential part of expanding the creative and collaborative brand and culture that has long set Faris Lee apart from other retail brokerage firms,” said Rick Chichester, Faris Lee’s President and CEO.
“Faris Lee is a name that is synonymous with retail expertise. I have long admired their singular focus and in-depth analysis. Their transaction portfolio demonstrates how they have excelled at handling every aspect of retail investment. I look forward to bringing my experience in building and managing teams to the firm and look forward to further increasing their market share in the greater Los Angeles area,” Patrick said.
Prior to jumping into the brokerage community, Patrick was a principal in various acquisition and management roles. He led the acquisition of a 4 million square foot California shopping center portfolio on behalf of a non-US REIT; led the disposition of a 9.5 million square foot shopping center portfolio on behalf of a publicly-traded REIT; and was involved in restructuring more than $500 million in commercial loans on behalf of banks, hedge funds and banking regulatory agencies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego and a master’s degree from UC Irvine.
Patrick will be based in our new Los Angeles office, located at 222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 2000, El Segundo. He can be reached by email at or by phone at (310) 403-4984.
Please do feel free to reach out to Patrick to introduce yourself. We are thrilled to have him on the team!


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