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Retail Leasing / Sales
Michael Franks specializes in the leasing and sales of retail properties and shopping centers and brings more than 35 years of experience to the company. In his career he has leased and sold well over $500 million dollars of commercial retail property.
Prior to joining De Rito Partners, Michael worked with national brokerage firms such as CBRE, Marcus and Millichap, and Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate. As senior agent, he has concentrated on representing many successful retail users including QuikTrip Gas Stations, SAS Shoes, Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, Miracle Ear and Aamco Automotive Services. Before working at Coldwell Banker, Michael was also an associate agent for Marcus and Millichap Commercial Investment Advisors specializing in the sale of investment grade shopping centers and office buildings. Subsequent to his work on investment brokerage, Michael had gained valuable leasing experience as the Vice-President and Director of Marketing for the Pederson Group, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout his long career Michael has worked in real estate development, investment sales, and the leasing and sales of numerous retail shopping centers and commercial retail property.
Michael has a BS in Marketing from the University of Arizona, is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and currently serves on the Board of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Arizona.
To be Arizona's preferred commercial retail real estate firm by providing outstanding, prompt service with accurate market information using experience, expertise and teamwork which will develop long-term client relationships. Our clients’ needs must be met promptly, professionally using the highest quality service. Dedication to placing our client's needs first is the key to our success.
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