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Real Estate - Property Mgt
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Job Description :
ProspectBlue has partnered with a leading national full-service real estate development, management, and investment company and seeks a Corporate Counsel with a commercial development and construction specialty to join their team in Nashville, TN. The attorney will be part of a team that supports all company platforms and personnel with particular focus on the development aspects of the company’s Development, Management, and Investment service line verticals.
The Company develops, owns, and operates commercial healthcare real estate in many states. Their purpose—pursuing better healthcare through real estate solutions—is what drives them. The company’s corporate culture expects that every employee conducts himself or herself as an ambassador for the company as proactive, creative, problem-solving and outcome oriented. Their customers are the hospital administrators, physicians, practice managers, tenants, architects, contractors, and consultants with whom they develop the real estate that they subsequently hold and manage, as well as the investors with whom they acquire stabilized buildings. Their business rests entirely on those relationships and the repeat-project opportunities they generate. Therefore, they expect every employee to view each contact with these customers as an opportunity to build our business and, as such, should look for ways to proactively identify the customers’ needs and demonstrate active efforts to address that need as professionally, quickly, and thoroughly as may be possible.
The Corporate Counsel will serve as the first point-of-contact for all legal issues for the company’s Development platform, which currently exceeds more than $1B in developed projects. The Corporate Counsel is expected to understand how key contractual concepts impact (i) obligations of the company and its clients arising in debt, joint venture, and development instruments, (ii) development project timing and deliverables and (iii) stakeholder sensitivities and priorities
Required Qualifications :
Qualifications for Employment: ▪ Required: JD (or equivalent) degree, active (or imminent) membership in the Tennessee State Bar and at least three years of commercial real estate development and/or construction experience. ▪ Experience in land use, insurance construction lending, development industry and commercial medical real estate is desirable.
Primary Responsibilities are outlined below:
▪ Expediently shepherd, in collaboration of development project executives and Company’s General Counsel, negotiation and drafting of all legal instruments required by the development process including drafting letters of intent (LOIs), memoranda of understanding, backstop instruments, AIA-derived construction agreements with key service providers, and development agreements with clients. ▪ Initiate review of all legal aspects of acquisition and development due diligence such as surveys, environmental reports, feasibility studies, zoning, and other regulatory compliance issues geotechnical analyses. ▪ Work with the business team in structuring complex development transactions from the initial RFP response to the closing of land purchases and construction financing; identify risks and concerns while presenting potential solution-driven alternatives to challenging deal matters and business issues. ▪ Retain and manage outside and local counsel to ensure that all necessary expertise is available to internal company’s legal and development professionals.▪ Assist and advise the company’s General Counsel in all matters on which he seeks assistance, including matters relating to the company’s robust acquisitions, management, and operations platforms as the need arises.
Required Skills & Abilities:
▪ Demonstrate relentless and meticulous attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. ▪ Aspire to impeccable organization of systems, data, and resources and work to improve legacy structures. ▪ Communicate clearly and effectively (orally and in writing) and observe professional etiquette. ▪ Maintain a teachable attitude and practice a strong work ethic. ▪ Ability to obtain the right information and make good decisions under stress. ▪ Always maintain professionalism and command of emotions, especially with clients, and perspective during setbacks, mistakes, and big wins. ▪ Observe or receive good-faith criticism and ardent debate without taking personal offense. ▪ Identify and focus on priorities during competing demands. ▪ Be willing to assertively call attention to problems and admit when you need guidance. ▪ Take personal and proactive ownership of tasks entrusted to you, demonstrate initiative, and drive towards quality outcomes. ▪ Develop precise and efficient familiarity with Word, Excel, and G-Suite applications. ▪ Endeavor to be somewhat self-reliant to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. ▪ Maintain openness to using new technology and collaborating in different mediums. ▪ Maintain lines of communication and build relationships with colleagues from all service lines and 3rd party assets. ▪ Work to understand what affects core company priorities, revenue, and personnel, and why. ▪ Anticipate problems and workflow deluges and work to prepare solutions before they are needed, (i.e., keep a constant eye on the next two (2) weeks and how personalities will likely respond to unfolding events). ▪ Prioritize workflow, directing smaller matters away from your supervisor and expediting the important ones. ▪ Maintain work product, communications, and company records in the strictest confidence. ▪ Work earnestly with you supervisor to establish mutual trust. ▪ Your position within the company is somewhat unique----refrain from any unhelpful intra-office chatter or social media disclosures. ▪ Put your Emotional IQ to work, read and manage people well, head off needless confrontation.