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
  • Recommended lawyer in the fields of “Real Estate Law”, “Project Development and Plant Engineering” and “Construction Law” (Juve Handbuch 2023/2024)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2023” 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 2023)
  • 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.
  • Monique Franke, Rechtsanwälting Deal News
    30 May 2023

    GSK Stockmann advises Isar Klinik Immobilien GmbH on property sale and land division

    GSK Stockmann advised Munich-based Isar Klinik Immobilien GmbH on the land division and sale of an office property in the centre of Munich to CDC Investissement Immobilier and the ...

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  • Law firm
    24 June 2022

    Germany’s Best Lawyers 2022: Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers recommend 53 lawyers from GSK Stockmann

    The renowned US publication Best Lawyers has once again published its list of “Germany’s Best Lawyers” of the year in cooperation with Handelsblatt. A total of 53 GSK lawyers...

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  • 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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