Temporary Leasing Counsel (Legal)
We are currently looking for our: Temporary Leasing Counsel
What we offer
URW is seeking a strategic, innovative temporary leasing counsel who will help drive URW's objectives to help reshape how people shop, live, work and play. You will possess the passion to go the extra mile with a strong moral compass and ethics aimed to build trust and transparency across the company. This role will report to the Associate General Counsel, Head of Leasing.
In this role, your main missions are:
Draft and negotiate leases, letters of intent, subleases, amendments, assignments, temporary license agreements, and other related leasing documents.
Assist the leasing teams in tenant lease negotiations. Must be able to identify and discuss legal and business issues and assist the teams in resolving such issues in the best interest of the Company.
Provide advice to the business in the avoidance of legal disputes including landlord/tenant legal issues, tenant leases, tenant defaults and other miscellaneous legal matters.
Other responsibilities shall include, without limitation:
Participate in the development and interpretation of company operating policies and procedures.
Provide guidance and advice on legal aspects of leasing and other general real estate matters.
Provide guidance to paralegals and coordinators to process lease documentation through execution.
Provide general legal advice related to leasing matters that may arise from time to time.
What we are looking for
You. . .
Member of the California Bar in good standing.
Strong academic credentials preferred.
“Big law firm” and in-house experience preferred. Experience with REITs and/or real estate companies preferred.
5+ years prior experience negotiating and drafting complex retail, office and/or mixed-use lease documents, preferably in regional or flagship mixed use retail development settings.
Excellent reading, oral/written communication skills, strong analytical capability, negotiation skills and concise grammatical skills, detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude.
Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects as well as strong follow through skills.
Ability to work well with others in a fast paced, team-oriented and dynamic environment.
Ability to complete projects timely and accurately and to interact and communicate diplomatically with others.
What is important to us
The following values bring us together and guide our actions. They are the foundation of who we are today and who we will be tomorrow: EXCELLENCE We only aim for the best - TEAMWORK We unite talent to win as a team - ETHICS We build on trust and transparency – BOLDNESS We dare with vision and agility – PASSION We go the extra mile – OWNERSHIP We are empowered to deliver.
We want someone who is committed, thorough, works well in a team, exudes positive energy and ready to grow within an international company. We offer a collaborative, innovative, and achievement focused culture with unique opportunities for growth. We strive for excellence and our culture fosters autonomy, innovation and the collective power of our employees. If you are looking to work on stimulating and empowering missions, amongst great team members, while being challenged daily, do not hesitate to apply!
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We believe that diversity plays an important part in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people's individual differences.
We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and other legally protected characteristics.