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The Onni Group is a leading real estate firm based in Vancouver, Canada with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle and Toronto. This diverse company is vertically integrated with in-house departments responsible for execution of the company’s activities including property development, construction and management as well as leasing, sales and marketing.
There is an exciting opportunity for a talented Lawyer with at least 5 years experience to join the team in Vancouver as General Counsel.
We are looking for an ambitious, business minded and legal team leader to grow with us. This role will lead the legal team and be a key advisor to management on real estate & legal matters across our portfolio and locations.
Essential Job Functions:
Executive management of a legal team of 5 personnel, including providing strategic planning over the department, assigning duties and files, reviewing progress and providing guidance as necessary
Provide in-house advisory role on business matters from both a legal perspective and business perspective. Ability to apply solid business acumen and judgement to legal matters as they arise.
Draft, review and negotiate legal agreements covering real estate acquisition, development, financing, construction, leasing and sales in addition to corporate matters
Provide legal support to other functional areas (e.g., risk, corporate matters, leasing, sales & marketing, construction, & development)
The successful candidate will report directly to Senior Leadership and have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the business across multiple jurisdictions within Canada and assist in the USA legal matters as required.
Must be admitted to the British Columbia bar
Must have 5+ years post-call experience gained in a law firm and/or in-house
Must have prior Real Estate industry experience
Strong executive leadership coupled with business judgement
About Onni Group
For over half a century, Onni has been building communities for people to live, work, and play. Our success reflects our commitment to our employees and partners, and our dedication to quality construction, innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. Our expertise expands across North American cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Toronto, and Vancouver. We’ve constructed over 12,000 new homes, own and manage more than 6,200 rental apartments, built more than 9.5 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial space, and have an additional 24 million square feet of space in different phases of development. Employing thousands of people across North America, Onni is one of the continents largest and most established developers of real estate.