IRVINE, has learned exclusively that retail-specialized investment-advisory firm Faris Lee Investments has named Chris DePierro as managing director. DePierro joins the firm with more than 21 years of experience across a number of commercial real estate disciplines, most recently as a principal.

Before joining Faris Lee, DePierro was a partner with Dana Point-based DePierro Realty Advisors, a family-owned business focused on retail-property development, brokerage and consulting. He spent 13 years with the firm, where he was involved in the development of single-tenant and multi-tenant properties, lease negotiations, asset management, construction and project management, and financing. Prior to that, he served as a retail property broker with firms including Grubb & Ellis and Pentz & Partners.

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