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New York, New York, 10003, United States
June 01, 2010

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Fran R. Boris New York, NY

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Accomplished Real Estate Professional with over 15 years experience

negotiating successful outcomes for well-known Real Estate Development

clients, particularly in retail leasing. Key strengths in management,

scheduling, training and problem resolution. Expertise includes:

. Leases

. Construction

. Negotiation

. Project Management


Muss Development, LLC Forest Hills, NY 2005-2009

Project Director

Managed the leasing for the 800,000 square foot retail component of SkyView

Center, a

$1 billion dollar, 3.3 million square feet residential and retail complex

in Queens, NY

. Managed and directed all retail leasing activities with a lease value of

$200 million encompassing 500,000 square feet of the overall retail space

in the center, including national big box tenants Marshalls, Home Depot

(later assigned to BJ's), Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, Old Navy, Chuck

E cheeses and national tenants with smaller footprints including Famous

Footwear and Applebees

. Collaborated with legal team and lenders to complete Target's purchase of

its 168,000 condominium unit in the complex

. Fostered and maintained significant relationships with nationally known

retailers, including Best Buy and Target

. Coordinated all tenant leasing including oversight of outside counsel and

origination and completion of tenant workletters

. Designed and implemented procedures to enable construction staff to

follow the lease requirements as they pertained to the construction

requirements for each individual tenant and the project specifications

. Maintained employee productivity and commitment to quality by encouraging

and facilitating involvement in process improvements and implementing

applicable suggestions.

. Developed digital advertising program for the project

. Participated in review of permitting requirements, budgeting and

scheduling for implementation

. Counseled Muss team on new business development including facilitating

the completion of the Morton's steakhouse lease at the Muss downtown

Brooklyn Marriot

Greenberg Traurig New York, NY 2004-2005

Associate in the Real Estate Practice focusing on retail leasing

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G. Heller Enterprises, Inc. Edgewater, NJ 2001-2003

Assistant General Counsel

. Supervised outside counsel in connection with litigation, refinancing and

the sale and acquisition of properties

. Drafted and negotiated leases for the company's multimillion dollar

portfolio of retail and office properties located in New Jersey

. Reviewed and evaluated insurance claims in anticipation of litigation

(Firm closed in 2004)

The LeFrak Organization Rego Park, NY

Consultant 2000-2001

Staff Attorney 1991-1993

. Reviewed and evaluated leases, subleases, easements, title reports and

underlying mortgage documents in connection with refinancing of

residential buildings and commercial properties

. Drafted various corporate and other

. Updated corporate records

. Monitored outside counsel's representation in litigation matters.

. Reviewed and evaluated insurance claims in anticipation of litigation or


Katten Muchin Zavis, Chicago, IL 1999-2000

Associate in the Real Estate Practice focusing on retail and office leasing

Blimpie International, Inc. New York, NY 1993-1999

Real Estate Director/Counsel

. Coordinated and supervised nationwide restaurant site selection

. Negotiated retail leases and other related legal agreements with

national, regional and local mall and strip center owners totaling

400,000 square feet

. Served as liaison between tenants, in-house construction team and outside


. Supervised leasing staff


Juris Doctor

The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

B.A. Political Science, Cum Laude

State University of New York at Albany


New York, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois and District of Columbia


Member, International Council of Shopping Centers

Member, Board of Directors, Stewart Tenants Corp.

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