Rick Francis
Rick FrancisVice President
As a top producer in the retail arena, Rick has a deep background that is focused on servicing the needs of retail shopping center owners, retailers, restaurants, and investors. He has established a reputation for getting results in successfully leasing a number of high-profile lifestyle, power, and neighborhood centers in the Phoenix area. He is known by his clients and peers as a top performer in the retail marketplace who facilitates negotiations in the interests of his clients.

In addition to Rick’s work with leasing and analyzing shopping center portfolios for REIT’s, he has also developed the expansion strategy for over 150 locations of various restaurant groups. Previous retailer consulting clients include Chili’s Bar & Grill, Maggiano’s, Corner Bakery, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Del Taco and Aaron’s to name a few.

At the start of his career, he earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1999 with 55 transactions and was subsequently Top Deal Producer in 2000, 2001, and 2002. His experience includes providing leasing services for several large portfolios, as well as extensive disposition assignments for retailers. Rick is a graduate of Arizona State University with a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in Business Law.

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Lure Fish House Opens 1st Arizona Location in Scottsdale

November 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Lure Fish House Opens 1st Arizona Location in Scottsdale

Southern California based Lure Fish House is expanding to the State of Arizona with their first location in the popular Shops at Gainey Village. Velocity Retail Group’s Darren Pitts, Morgan

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ALDI to Open 2 Highly Anticipated Stores in Metro Phoenix

November 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on ALDI to Open 2 Highly Anticipated Stores in Metro Phoenix

If you live in the Phoenix area, mark your calendars for November 5th. Nearly four years after Velocity Retail Group started working with ALDI on their Arizona market expansion, the

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Caliber Collision to Roll Out New Locations in Arizona

October 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Caliber Collision to Roll Out New Locations in Arizona

Caliber Collision to Roll Out New Locations in Arizona Velocity Retail Group has been selected by Caliber Collision to expand their retail platform throughout the Arizona market.  With over 1,100

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How Retail Change is Changing YOUR Cities

March 9th, 2020|Comments Off on How Retail Change is Changing YOUR Cities

Velocity Retail Group hosted a Retail Briefing and Forecast event for dozens of municipal economic development personnel and clients. The event was geared toward exploring how cities, corporations and building