Rick grew up in Tucson, leaving to attend the University of California at Santa Barbara where he graduated with highest honors in 1979. He joined the retail department of Coldwell Banker Commercial in 1980, leaving to form Volk Company in 1987.

In his 30 year and counting involvement in the commercial real estate field, Rick has handled every type of transaction, assisting developers, tenants, and investors in all facets of shopping center sales, leasing, and development.

Professional Highlights/Affiliations

Five time Top Producer at Volk Company
Five time Top Five Producer at Coldwell Banker Commercial
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (1983-Present)
Member, Tucson Board of Realtors Commercial Brokers Task Force
Speaker - UCLA Shopping Center Conference
Speaker and Panel Leader at various International Council of Shopping Center Idea Exchanges
Speaker - Drachman Institute-University of Arizona Market Trends Forecast
Speaker - Governor's Real Development Conference
Speaker - Annual CCIM Market Forecast Competition
Four Time Winner CCIM Market Forecast Competition

Projects (Partial List)
Centre Pointe Plaza (ABCO/Walgreens)
The Plaza at Williams Center (Specialty shops)
Silverbell Plaza (ABCO/Walgreens)
River Center (ABCO/Walgreens)
Tucson Marketplace (Wal-Mart)
Copper Creek Center (Lowe's)
Placita Del Rio (Smith's Food King)
Oxford Plaza (Albertsons)
Gila Valley Shopping Center (Safeway)
El Rio Plaza (Albertsons)
Broadway-Harrison Plaza (Albertsons)
River Plaza (Albertsons)


Bachelor of Science and Economics/Mathematics - University of California at Santa Barbara - 1979