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Beacon Communities has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a General Counselto be located in its Boston, MA offices. Beacon Communities is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact Beacon directly; all resumes sent to Beacon will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview and Experience: Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Board of Directors, the General Counsel will be the senior legal executive with primary responsibility for the Company’s legal matters. The ideal candidate will have: a minimum of ten years of broad-based legal experience, foundational training in real estate law at a top tier law firm, followed by experience as a high level in-house and/or government legal executive, with excellent credentials and proven leadership skills. She or he must be a legal strategist and innovative thinker with substantial business acumen. A strong focus on real estate and affordable housing law and a particular familiarity and expertise in the use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax exempt bonds, state and federal financing vehicles for affordable housing, HUD and GSE financing programs, as well as other affordable housing finance tools is required. He or she must possess a high degree of professional ethics and integrity, problem solving, time management, analytical skills, and excellent communication skills. This attorney must have both the substantive experience and gravitas to interact with the senior leadership and business teams, while building for the future in a successful and growing organization.
Company: Founded in 2004, Beacon Communities LLC is a privately-owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in, and manages a wide range of multifamily housing. The Company also invests in and purchases affordable housing companies and portfolios of multifamily developments. Beacon currently owns and manages approximately 18,000 apartments including affordable housing, market rate housing, and mixed income-housing, ranging from new construction, to historic adaptive reuse, to the renovation of existing housing. Beacon’s portfolio is located across 11 states and the District of Columbia and comprises more than 90 communities.
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Relocation: Yes, but local candidates are preferred.
Internal Number: 109188
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
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