Franca will tell you she’s an introvert, but you wouldn’t know it by the way she engages you in conversation. Passionate about mentoring the next generation of aspiring designers at her alma mater, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), she’s a part-time instructor and openly shares her knowledge with 3rd and 4th year students. While she teaches students how to be business leaders as they leave school and enter the profession, her passion for coaching extends to her colleagues and peers, growing teams to realize their full potential. Franca believes that as a leader, her job is to hire great people and let them do what they do best while she helps them flourish.
Every project is a fresh slate where we can help clients solve business problems by understanding their needs and creating thoughtful and impactful spaces.
Franca joined the Toronto chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network in 2017 and has volunteered on various committees including Programs and Membership. She’s currently a member of the Inclusion, Diversity Equity and Allyship (IDEA) committee where she has actively worked with the IDEA and Scholarship members to institute a Bursary program called REVITE NERDS. The program has just completed its second year of providing funding for camp programs to introduce high school students in underserved communities to opportunities for future careers in Corporate Real Estate.
Franca has over 30 years of experience delivering design focused projects at the top firms in Toronto, and for the last two decades, she has volunteered tirelessly to advance and promote the Interior Design profession in Ontario and across Canada. As President of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario in 2008, she participated in a national ad campaign promoting the hiring of design professionals and became a recognizable face in the local design community. She continues to be involved with the association as an active member of the Board of Governors, as well as participating in various task forces. The culmination of these years of effort led to Franca being made a FELLOW by ARIDO in 2017, in recognition of her contributions and as nominated by her peers.