National real estate company with a portfolio of shopping centers and retail properties is seeking a Senior Real Estate Attorney to join its In-House Counsel team. The position will report directly to the General Counsel and owner of the company.
• Draft, negotiate, and revise retail leases with major national tenants. • Draft and negotiate purchase and sale agreements, financing documents, CC&R documents, declarations, access agreements, easement agreements, and related documents for development. • Serve as liaison with leasing department with respect to all leasing matters such as letters of intent, leases, amendments, letter agreements, and interpretation of leases. • Assist with and serve as authority on other commercial real estate matters such as entity structures, financing, and acquisitions. • Handle day-to-day legal matters for company's real estate portfolio. • Review due diligence including title, survey, zoning, and entitlements for acquisitions and financing. • Oversee the company’s litigation matters. • Direct the company’s outside legal counsel on strategy and proceedings.
• 10+ years of commercial real estate legal experience with an extensive background in retail leasing and financing. • Able to work under tight deadlines, handle multiple, detailed tasks simultaneously, prioritize appropriately and delegate to resources available. • Superior written and verbal communication skills. • Legal research skills. • Litigation experience preferred. • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity, collegiality and the ability to work on a wide range of legal matters. • Must be an independent, self-directed, organized and diligent worker and able to work with minimal supervision. • Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities. • Must have strong PC skills with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and Outlook). • Must be able to anticipate problems and issues and exercise independent judgment to make solid, justifiable legal decisions and take action in solving problems. • Highly organized, results oriented and ability to work in a multi-functional team environment.