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Francois Slabbert was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Johannesburg and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Pretoria. Francois has a rich background in negotiating all aspects of contract and claims management in support of both onshore and offshore Major Capital Projects around the globe. Whilst based in Dubai and London, Francois travelled extensively over 6 continents and upon relocating to Houston, his forte was claims preparation and negotiation services for private clients. While he was with IBM, he received the Valued Employee Award during his first year. This immense breadth of experience has been the perfect marriage for his career in real estate.
Francois has the ability to “position” an opportunity and highlight the salient points to his clients. He understands what motivates buyers and sellers and achieves their goals with his well-honed negotiation skills. His keen ability to identify the big picture while addressing all nuances of a sale has proven to be invaluable in his real estate transactions. Francois’ passion for assisting expatriates is obvious as he shares his knowledge and expertise in a masterful way embracing all neighborhoods seeking to find the perfect match for his clients. Attention to detail and tenacity serve as a winning combination when working with this talented professional. A Legal Beagle, he is diligent, financially literate and well-versed in building a rapport with folks from all walks of life and all nationalities.
Francois enjoys golf, skiing and the Performing Arts. He volunteers for local charities and on occasion delivers an economics curriculum for under privileged schools.