IRVINE, CA, March 28, 2012 /Stanford Who’s Who/– Richard W. Chichester has earned recognition in the exclusive ranks of Stanford Who’s Who as a result of his exceptional work in the Real Estate industry. As President and COO of Faris Lee Investments, as well as throughout his brilliant professional career, Richard has routinely exhibited the passion, vision and dedication necessary to be successful in the business world.
Faris Lee is the top ranked and retail advisory and brokerage firm that specializes in commercial retail real estate. With offices in California, New York, Arizona, and Nevada, they are the nation’s largest retail specialized investment advisory firm. The firm carries a remarkable reputation for implementing innovative strategies for regional malls, grocery anchored centers, lifestyle centers, NNN portfolios, strip retail, and single tenant NNN investments.
Highly effective in leading multi-disciplined businesses, departments and teams Rick’s decisive leadership and strong operational skills, with particular emphasis in strategic planning, tactical implementation and financial management within diverse businesses and cultures has proven his ability to optimize internal competencies to produce significant increases in revenue at Faris Lee.
Previously, Mr. Chichester was president of the North American region of Colliers International (CMN), where he was responsible for all businesses, comprised of 47 offices throughout Canada and the USA, inclusive of brokerage, property management, valuation, and mortgage and project management. He consolidated all business lines into an integrated business service operation, formulated the region’s strategic vision and direction, led the acquisition process, and formed all strategic partnerships and alliances. Adept at recruiting, training and developing successful personnel and teams Rick’s experience works in substantially maximizing enterprise value.
Rick has 29 years of executive-level experience in the field of commercial real estate and is successful at building fast growth, high-performance “integrated” service organizations. He launched his career at CB Richard Ellis of 20 year as an office leasing broker in their Beverly Hills office and later held multiple management positions throughout Southern California. At CB Richard Ellis, Rick co-founded the Logistics Group, the Retail Distribution Services Group, and was responsible for the Industrial practice for the Los Angeles region.
During his collegiate career, Richard earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from San Diego State University. Mr. Chichester also holds a California real estate broker’s license and he is an expert in the field of commercial real estate. In the time away from his busy schedule, he is an active individual who greatly enjoys surfing, snowboarding, hiking, and bike riding.
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