The Associate Counsel will provide support to RPAI’s divisions and departments across the US with respect to Retail leasing, Construction, Development and Property Management activities. Primary responsibilities include reviewing, negotiating and drafting agreements and contracts as well as advising the business with sound, legal counsel.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Related legal issues, including preparation and negotiation of property-level contracts;
Interpreting, advising and providing counsel on appropriate actions under governing retail leases, REAs, OEAs, CCRs and other relevant property-level documents
Prepare, review and negotiate construction agreements, including those agreements on AIA forms;
Advise on mechanic liens
TITLE DISPUTES AND CONDEMNATION
Review and advise on proposed or existing easements, property line disputes, trespass, nuisance and other title disputes;
Review, advise and manage eminent domain, condemnation, valuation and partition matters
Act as partner to the business by providing sound, thoughtful counsel, understanding the commercial business implications of such advice;
Provide counsel and guidance on such other issues as may otherwise arise
Top-tier training and prior experience working for a real estate company preferred
Barred in State of IL
3-5 years’ legal commercial real estate experience. Retail Experience Preferred.
JD from an accredited university with strong academic performance;
Leasing and construction experience beneficial
Strong project management skills
Microsoft Office Proficiency Required
Excellent Work Ethic
Ability to Multi-Task
Flexible and Adaptable
Strong Communication Skills
RPAI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and will recruit, hire, train, and promote people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. RPAI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in all of its company location.
RPAI (Retail Properties of America, Inc.) is a self-managed REIT focused on the acquisition, development and management of strategically located retail assets. As one of the largest owners and operators of shopping centers in the U.S., RPAI has a diversified mix of properties including power centers, community centers, and lifestyle centers.
Our experienced team offers a fresh vision to leasing..., innovative and award-winning marketing, and hands-on attention to every property in our portfolio, bringing motivated tenants and consumers to yield proven results. When people look for the very best in retail, they come to RPAI.