Francisco previously served as Director of Construction for Coastal Systems Development (CSD), a Miami-based design-build company specializing in waterfront development projects throughout the Caribbean. In this role, he managed the design-build contracts of several landmark developments, including Frederiksted Urban Waterfront Revitalization in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; the Marina Pez Vela in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; and the Basic Infrastructure for the Port of Roatan, Honduras.
In addition, Francisco oversaw the initial construction activities for the Crab Cay Development, a community of over 300 luxury residences, spa and marina in the island of Crab Cay, Bahamas. The scope of work included temporary support facilities, dredging of the marina basin, beach refurbishment, and construction of an access bridge, main road, utilities, and a luxury sales center.
Francisco was also appointed General Manager of Hacienda el Dorado, the development company of the Golfito Marina Project in Costa Rica, controlled by CSD. Hacienda secured the land acquisition and completed the master planning, design development, and critical approvals, most notably the concession of the 217-slip marina. Hacienda launched the pre-construction sales of the Phase I project, executed Memorandums of Understanding with local Contractors, and secured the necessary pre-development financing with a local bank. On behalf of CSD, Francisco closed the sale of CSD’s equity position in Hacienda in 2006.