Practice Areas

  • Real estate transactions as asset deals and share/unit deals for portfolio properties and project developments (forward funding/forward purchase)
  • Ongoing asset management, rental and lease agreements
  • Land law including complex subdivisions and campus developments/urban development projects
  • Advisory services with a main focus on the office and retail sectors including shopping centres
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Education and Professional Experience
  • Lawyer at GSK Stockmann since 2008
  • Admitted to practise law in Germany (2008)
  • Secondments to a commercial law firm in London and an asset management company in Munich
  • Previously worked at an international law firm and a commercial law firm in Dresden
  • Studies at the TU Dresden
  • Scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
Languages
  • English, German
Awards
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2022” in the area of “Real Estate Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Real Estate Law” (The Legal 500 2022)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2021” in the area of “Real Estate Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Real Estate Law” (The Legal 500 2021)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2020” in the area of “Real Estate Business Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
Publications
  • Franke, Monique et al.: Meyer – Handbuch Immobilienwirtschaftsrecht, in: C.H. Beck Verlag, 1. Auflage, 2022.
  • Franke, Monique / Dr. Brückner, Dirk: Die Entstehung eines urbanen Stadtquartiers, immobilienmanager 12/2019, S. 22 f.
  • Franke, Monique/ Dimmling, Andreas: Kein Tilgungsbestimmungsrecht des Insolvenzverwalters bei Auskehr des aus der Verwertung der dem Vermieterpfandrecht unterliegenden Gegenständen erzielten Erlöses (Anm. z. BGH, Beschl. v. 9.10. 2014 – IX ZR 69/14), in: Zeitschrift für Immobilienrecht (ZfIR), 1/2015, S. 34-28.
  • Franke, Monique: Rechtsprechung zum Vertragsrecht, Anmerkung zum BGH Urteil vom 25.04.2013 (IX ZR 62/12), in: ZfIR, 15/2013, S. 547-549.
  • Deal News
    02 February 2022

    GSK Stockmann advises LBBW Immobilien on real estate acquisition in Kelheim

    GSK Stockmann provided comprehensive legal advice to the Stuttgart-based LBBW Immobilien Group on the acquisition of a local shopping centre in Kelheim near Regensburg.

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  • GSK Updates
    24 January 2022

    Covid-19-related rent adjustments possible - but only on a case by case basis

    In the event of a lockdown, tenants may be entitled to adjust the rent during a government-ordered closure. However, there is no guaranteed or blanket Covid-19-related deduction. ...

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  • Deal News
    12 October 2020

    BNP Paribas acquires office property Teerhof 59 in Bremen together with GSK Stockmann

    GSK Stockmann has provided comprehensive legal advice to BNP Paribas REIM on the acquisition of the Bremen office property Teerhof 59 for the French real estate fund Opus Real. The...

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Past Events

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