Palm Beach Rising: Franny Frisbie

A passion for sustainable real estate development is in Franny Frisbie’s genes. Originally from Pennsylvania, the Georgetown University grad worked for global real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle in Boston before moving to Palm Beach in 2013 to join her family’s company, the Frisbie Group. Today, she serves as head of asset management and leasing, working alongside her sister and brother, who together represent the next generation of Frisbies restoring Palm Beach. Currently, she has her hands in two exciting projects: The Islands of Islamorada, a club community in the Keys, and Royal Poinciana Palm Beach, a mixed-use site that will bring condos, retail, and dining from The Breakers to Royal Poinciana Way. “We find joy in discovering investment opportunities we believe contribute to the betterment of the community,” she says. For Frisbie, community betterment means lending a hand, too. Despite being a self-proclaimed homebody, she can be found out and about championing many nonprofits, including Autism Speaks and the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach.

Family affair: Collaborating is unique for a family, especially in a business setting. My siblings are my best friends, and working together feels so natural. Role models: My grandmothers. I’m extremely lucky to have strong, smart women in my family, each one being a positive role model for me as I go through life. Proudest real estate moment: When my sister, Katie, and I moved down here, we bought a house together, and that was our first step into doing a little bit of development on our own … The finished project is such a dream. Favorite film: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Go-to happy hour spot: Echo Bucket list trip: I’d like to drive cross-country. Stress relievers: I do yoga at Haute Yoga and Yoga Path. And I walk with my dog, Ebbitt, on the beach. He’s just happy all the time, which puts things in perspective. Favorite restaurant: Maven, the new restaurant we opened on Royal Poinciana Way. The crab cakes and raw bar are terrific. Best quality: I’m compassionate. Life motto: Do the right thing, especially
when no one is looking.

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