Real Estate Attorney at NFI Industries

NFI Industries

Full-Time

Camden, NJ, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

The Real Estate Attorney will provide legal counsel and guidance to NFI's real estate department on all aspects of real estate leasing, acquisition, development, and management, but with a particular emphasis on reviewing, drafting and negotiating industrial leases. This position will report directly to the Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Real Estate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Advise on and structure various real estate transactions and draft, review and negotiate various types of agreements in connection with such transactions, including:
• Leases and other related documents for warehouses and distribution centers, maintenance facilities and parking lots from both the landlord side and the tenant side;
• Amendments to leases, including term extensions;
• Estoppel certificates, non-disturbance agreements and collateral access agreements with lenders and property owners;
• Subleases and assignments of leases;
• License agreements, easements and right of entry agreements;
• Purchase and sale agreements for the acquisition and disposition of properties;
• Development and construction agreements in connection with the construction of new facilities or tenant improvements;
• Loan agreements and related documents in connection with the financing of acquisitions or construction projects.
• Provide legal counsel and guidance to the Real Estate team regarding leasing proposals, commission agreements and landlord-tenant issues, as well as the interpretation of lease and other contractual provisions.
• Maintain status reports of active and executed contracts and ensure appropriate approvals are obtained prior to execution of contracts.
• Confer with executives regarding real estate initiatives to assess legal risks and plan actions to control or minimize such risks.
• Work with Real Estate department in handling real estate-related disputes.
• Manage and prioritize projects as they arise working alongside the Real Estate team.
• Build and maintain productive working relationships with internal clients; establish credibility and influence where appropriate.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
• J.D. from an accredited law school.
• Between 3 and 8 years of legal experience in real estate, preferably including large law firm experience.
• Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating leases (from both the landlord and tenant perspective), purchase and sale agreements, development and construction agreements, and loan and loan-related documents.
• Preference for experience in the warehousing and/or industrial real estate sectors.
• Ability to quickly understand new, novel or unexpected legal issues or circumstance relating to real estate matters.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Superior analytical and negotiation skills.
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously meeting tight schedules.
• The health and wellbeing of our employees is of utmost importance to NFI. As a result, obtaining a full regimen of the COVID-19 vaccine is required to perform this role. If you are hired, we will require you to: 1) prove that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or, 2) demonstrate that you have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated and can still perform the essential functions of your role with a reasonable accommodation.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of NFI about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at NFI via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of NFI, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by NFI for this position and a valid agreement

Job Responsibilities

  • This position will report directly to the Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Real Estate
  • Advise on and structure various real estate transactions and draft, review and negotiate various types of agreements in connection with such transactions, including:
  • Leases and other related documents for warehouses and distribution centers, maintenance facilities and parking lots from both the landlord side and the tenant side;
  • Amendments to leases, including term extensions;
  • Estoppel certificates, non-disturbance agreements and collateral access agreements with lenders and property owners;
  • Subleases and assignments of leases;
  • License agreements, easements and right of entry agreements;
  • Purchase and sale agreements for the acquisition and disposition of properties;
  • Development and construction agreements in connection with the construction of new facilities or tenant improvements;
  • Loan agreements and related documents in connection with the financing of acquisitions or construction projects
  • Provide legal counsel and guidance to the Real Estate team regarding leasing proposals, commission agreements and landlord-tenant issues, as well as the interpretation of lease and other contractual provisions
  • Maintain status reports of active and executed contracts and ensure appropriate approvals are obtained prior to execution of contracts
  • Confer with executives regarding real estate initiatives to assess legal risks and plan actions to control or minimize such risks
  • Work with Real Estate department in handling real estate-related disputes
  • Manage and prioritize projects as they arise working alongside the Real Estate team
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with internal clients; establish credibility and influence where appropriate

Requirements / Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school

  • Between 3 and 8 years of legal experience in real estate, preferably including large law firm experience

  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating leases (from both the landlord and tenant perspective), purchase and sale agreements, development and construction agreements, and loan and loan-related documents

  • Preference for experience in the warehousing and/or industrial real estate sectors

  • Ability to quickly understand new, novel or unexpected legal issues or circumstance relating to real estate matters

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Superior analytical and negotiation skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously meeting tight schedules

  • The health and wellbeing of our employees is of utmost importance to NFI

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