Net Lease // Retail
First Vice President Investments
Don Gilchrist is First Vice President and Associate Director of Net Leased Properties Group. He served as broker of record (BIC) in the Raleigh NC Office of Marcus & Millichap for eight years. In addition, he is a member of the Retail and Special Assets Property Groups. Don brings over thirty years of comprehensive real estate experience to Marcus & Millichap and specializes in single tenant net leased investments, multi-tenant retail center opportunities, offices and medical throughout the Southeast United States.
Don leveraged his expertise in development into a successful investment real estate career. He has significant experience with 1031 exchanges, including sourcing properties and portfolio acquisitions. In addition, he continues to have close relationships across the restaurant sector and assists them in new site locations and dispositions of current holdings.
Before joining Marcus & Millichap, Don worked for a fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest restaurant operators in the world. Afterwards served as the Chief Operating Officer of start up company, with roles including site development, evaluations, negotiations, leases, acquisitions, and new builds. Privately, he has orchestrated the merger and acquisitions of small companies, as well as facilitated private equity placement.
Community involvement and volunteering is a central value. Don has served on numerous boards and committees of local, state and national non-profit organizations. He has directed several national events and served on many fund- raising committees. Recently, he is one of the founders, Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Dr. Charles van der Horst Water Safety Initiative, a privately funded organization, whose mission is to provide water safety program to 2nd graders in North Carolina.
He received a BS in Business Administration and MBA from Wake Forest University and was award the distinguished Babcock Award for leadership, managerial promise and scholarship.
License: NC: 241055
- Sales Recognition Award: 2022, 2019
CVS Pharmacy - Atlanta MSA
AutoZone Ground Lease
Lee's Summit, MO
Sheetz Ground Lease
First Watch & Verizon
Woodland Medical Office
Shoppes at Henry Marketplace
Canova Shopping Center
Muirwood Office Center
Starbucks & Chipotle
Hooters - 17 Years
New Bern Grand Marina - North Carolina
New Bern, NC