Christopher DePierro

Managing Director

Chris DePierro joined Faris Lee Investments as a Managing Director in December of 2013. Since joining the firm, Chris has closed approximately $150 million in investment sales consisting of Multi-Tenant Shopping Centers and Single Tenant Properties. Throughout the sales process, Chris places special emphasis on his advisory role to the client, with the goal of representing each client’s specific needs and requirements. Mr. DePierros’ breadth of experience is a crucial element to the continued success his clients achieve on each asset. Notable sales include: Plaza El Paseo- Rancho Santa Margarita ($56M), Kenwood City Place/Kenwood Pavilion- Cincinnati ($32M), Rosedale Village, Bakersfield ($29M) and Walgreens-Rancho Santa Margarita ($13.9M).

Prior to joining Faris Lee Investments, Chris spent more than 21 years in the retail industry and has been involved in all facets of commercial real estate. His broad experience ranges from investment sales to shopping center development, leasing, tenant representation, and asset management. Having been on the principal side of many investments, Chris’ brokerage skills are differentiated by his ability to offer a broad range of perspectives on a property or portfolio of assets.

Mr. DePierro is an expert in the western U.S., having been on all sides of the acquisition, development and disposition process in the region. He has been involved in investment sales, shopping center development, leasing, and tenant representation in California, Arizona, Oregon, Texas, Nevada, Washington, Alaska, Wyoming, and Montana. This breadth of knowledge makes Chris an effective investment broker in any given trade area.

Chris’ career in real estate begun at Grubb & Ellis Company as a retail broker in the Newport Beach, California office. From there, Chris joined Pentz & Partners, a boutique tenant representation and leasing firm. The 14 years prior to joining Faris Lee Investments were spent as a partner at DePierro Realty Advisors, which specialized in shopping center development, investment sales, consulting, and asset management throughout the western U.S.

His key accomplishments and affiliations include:

  • 1999 Irvine Company Retail Brokers of the Year

  • Master broker for Home Depot handling all surplus property sales of land and buildings throughout the western U.S.

  • Developed over 125,000 square feet of retail.

  • Active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers

  • Graduate of University of Arizona- 1991