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A career at ARA offers you the opportunity to be a part of a growing national private equity real estate investment manager with approximately $10 billion in assets under management. We are built on a standard of excellence that defines everything we do. Our purpose and core values reflect how we engage with our work, our relationships, and our clients. We create an environment where you can advance shared goals and be recognized for your contributions, expertise, and dedication. You will be part of a dynamic and passionate team and will learn from some of the most talented real estate professionals in the industry.
As the Senior Counsel, Real Estate & Leasing you serve as the lead counsel for commercial lease negotiations and other various real estate related legal matters connected to ARA's national portfolio of assets. As the in-house legal team is relatively small and the company is fast-moving, the Senior Counsel, Real Estate & Leasing assists the legal team and members of ARA's Asset and Portfolio Management departments with a variety of legal issues that arise in operating these assets. This position is based out of our Los Angeles Office.
What You Will Do
Oversee the retail, office, and industrial lease negotiation process with the responsibility to manage both the time to execution of tenant leases and the legal costs associated with that effort while working closely with both outside lease counsel and members of the firm's Asset Management team.
Assist the Asset Management team with a variety of legal issues such as review and revision of property management agreements, leasing services agreements and other real estate related contracts and other matters.
Assist with the selection of outside counsel and manage the direction taken by counsel on asset-related matters. Negotiate engagement letters and manage and monitor outside counsel scope of work, billings, and quality of legal services provided.
Assist the Legal and Asset Management teams in ensuring ARA meticulously fulfills its fiduciary obligations to its clients under ERISA.
What We Offer
ARA's structure creates opportunities for professional development and collaboration. We provide a competitive base compensation and incentives based on experience and performance as well as a mix of total rewards to help plan for retirement, stay healthy, and maintain a positive work-life balance.
A successful candidate thrives on challenge and significant responsibility and can take critical feedback and make it actionable. You have at least six years' experience in real estate related legal matters with a demonstration of increased responsibilities over time preferably in an in-house role within a professional services environment.
ARA is a premier investment manager of institutional quality commercial real estate portfolios focused on providing superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients and investors, consistent with the objective defined by their investment guidelines. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, ARA is one of the largest privately-held real estate investment management firms in the U.S.
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American Realty Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.
About American Realty Advisors
ARA is a premier investment manager of institutional quality commercial real estate portfolios focused on providing superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients and investors, consistent with the objectives defined by their investment guidelines