ASSET STRATEGIES
ASSET STRATEGIES

JUDY FRANK

Judy Frank is one of few business professionals who have the unique ability to work at strategic levels and at hands-on project execution. Her reputation for rigorous standards of practice, attention to enterprise economics, due diligence, strategic facilities planning, and practicality is well known in both corporate and governmental sectors.

Over the last 35 years Frank has worked in large corporate settings, small business organizations, as an entrepreneur, and as an appointee to several boards and public finance commissions. She has also served on two private sector boards, Liquid Audio (NASDAQ) and La Brea Bakery.

Frank’s firm, ASSET STRATEGIES focuses on strategic real estate, predevelopment, transactional, and implementation matters for corporate, governmental, individual, and institutional clients. These engagements often involve portfolio strategies, financing methods, pre-development due diligence, project structuring, management, and financial analyses.

Her academic background is well-suited to the diversity of ASSET STRATEGIES’ practice. Frank holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA, an M.S. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California, and an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley. She is also a California licensed ral estate broker and a Professional Fiduciary.

Frank is also currently certified as an SBE/DBE in the State of California and a CBE in Los Angeles County.

Frank established ASSET STRATEGIES in 1993 after five years as Vice President, Real Estate at Warner Bros. and seven years as President of the Real Estate Division at Fox Film Corporation.

Government and institutional clients have included the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, City of Los Angeles, the State of California (multiple entities as both consultant and part-time employee), the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Sonoma, Orange, and Alameda, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Unified School District, The Ontario (Canada) Film Commission, the South Carolina Film Commission, and Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Most recently she served as a transactional executive for the Administrative Office of the Courts in the greater Sacramento area.

Corporate clients and employers have included Fox Film Corp., Warner Bros., Ashland Technologies, Boeing Realty, KPMG, Felix Chevrolet, Plains Resources, Toronto Film Studios, Prairie Production Centre (Winnipeg,) Grubb & Ellis, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, KCET-TV, Royal Bank of Canada, Urban Partners, and U.S. Bancorp.

Most notable on the volunteer side are Frank’s public appointments as a former member of the California State Parks and Recreation Commission (Gov. Wilson appointee) and currently on the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (Governors Davis, Schwarzenegger, and Brown appointee).
In addition, she is currently a member of the Los Angeles County Capital Asset Leasing Corporation, chairs the Redevelopment Dissolution Oversight Board of the City of San Fernando, and is a member of the board of FilmLA.
At Fox, Frank played an active role on the M & A acquisition/due diligence team. During this period, Fox acquired several businesses. Notable among these was Aspen Skiing Corp., Coca Cola Bottling Co. of the Mid-west, Pebble Beach Corporation, and several television stations.
As the senior real estate executive at Warner Bros., Frank’s responsibilities included strategic planning and development of the company's major assets. Frank initiated, negotiated and closed complex transactions in New York, Toronto, Paris, London, Tokyo, and Los Angeles/Burbank.

On the entrepreneurial side, Frank has been an investor and developer in several successful endeavors. Among them, was her investment in La Brea Bakery. She served on the company’s first board of directors in 1990 when the capitalization was approximately $1.2 million. The company was subsequently sold to a publicly traded Irish corporation for approximately $55 million dollars. Frank has also been an “at risk” general partner on a small apartment project and several single family homes, as well as a development partner of a 300-room Holiday Inn, conference center and multiplex cinema.

JUDY FRANK
Asset Strategies
500 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California, 90071
Judy_Frank@Gensler.com
213/327-3880 (O)
310/989-2038 (C)

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