Fran heads The Built Environment practice in the Brussels office and focuses on transactional real estate. For over 15 years, Fran has been advising clients on transfers and structuring of real estate and real estate companies, establishment of rights in rem, leases, joint ventures, real estate financing and real estate litigation.
As an experienced corporate real estate lawyer, Fran assists domestic and international market players, institutional and private investors, regulated real estate companies, real estate funds, and developers as well as clients from other sectors (including tourism, consumer goods, leisure, catering wholesale) holding a large real estate portfolio for their business, with the development of their portfolio's holding residential real estate, holiday parks, offices, logistics buildings, retail real estate, student housing, healthcare real estate and hotels.
In addition, she also advises end users of real estate in connection with their property requirements on offices, warehouses and retail leases and sale & lease backs.
Fran manages real estate transactions from the letter of intent to the post-closing steps and has strong capabilities in due diligence, contract drafting and negotiations.
Having a keen interest in helping real estate businesses achieve their growing ambitions and goals in sustainability, I'm part of Osborne Clarke's Urban Dynamics team, helping clients understand how to adapt their businesses to the ever-changing cityscapes we live and work in.