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.


2415 E Camelback Road, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-682-8133

Web: velocityretail.com


My Recent Blog Articles

NAIOP-AZ Retail Market Leader Series

September 17th, 2019|Comments Off on NAIOP-AZ Retail Market Leader Series

The Past, Present & Future of Retail Five retail industry icons spoke during an engaging presentation to discuss how retail has evolved in Phoenix from the 1960s through today. Dave

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Velocity Retail Group’s Investment Division Completes $2.2 MM NNN Sale of Starbucks in Sahuarita, AZ

July 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Velocity Retail Group’s Investment Division Completes $2.2 MM NNN Sale of Starbucks in Sahuarita, AZ

Velocity Retail Group Investment Division completed the $2,200,000 NNN investment sale of a 2,400 square foot Starbucks store at The Crossing at Sahuarita shopping center south of Tucson, Arizona. The