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Michael Brian Francois

Michael Brian Francois, American real estate developer, consultant. Registered professional planner. Recipient Outstanding Land Development award American Planning Association of New Jersey, 1986, Grand award Conference Engineers Council of New Jersey, 1987, National Economic Development Program award National Council for Urban Economic Development, 1998.


  • Francois, Michael Brian was born on March 20, 1950 in New York City. Son of Eugene Evans and Mary Theresa (O'Brian) Francois.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. Louis University, 1972. Master of Arts, St. Louis University, 1974. Postgraduate, Seton Hall University.


    • Planner City of Plainfield, New Jersey, 1976-1977. Executive director Plainfield Downtown Development Corporation, 1977-1981. Deputy director real estate development New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Trenton, 1981-1988, managing director real estate development, 1988—2003.

      Director real estate PANYNJ, New York City, 2003—2004. Chief real estate and development, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional planner.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member National Trust for History Preservation. Board directors Downtown New Jersey, Alliance for Downtown, New York. Member American Institute of Certified Planners, Industrial Real Estate Brokers Association, New Jersey State Board of Professional Planners, (Associate) National Association for Industrial and Office Park Developers (NAIOP-nat. chapter), National Association Corporation Real Estate Executives Clubs: Cranberry Lake Community (Byram Township, New Jersey).



    Tennis, running.


    • Married Angela Joan Riley, September 14, 1974. Children: Michael, Junior, Rachel, Genevieve.
    • father: Eugene Evans Francois
    • mother: Mary Theresa (O'Brian) Francois
    • spouse: Angela Joan Riley
    • children: Michael Francois
    • Junior Francois
    • Rachel Francois
    • Genevieve Francois
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    Born March 20, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      St. Louis University
    • 1974
      St. Louis University
    • 1976 - 1977
      Planner City of Plainfield
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1977 - 1981
      executive, director Plainfield Downtown Development Corporation
    • 1981 - 1988
      deputy director, real estate development New Jersey Economic Development Authority
      Trenton, Illinois, United States
    • 2003 - 2004
      director, real estate PANYNJ
    • 2005
      chief real estate and development
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