The Port is Hiring: Real Estate Counsel
- POSITION TITLE: Real Estate Counsel
- FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt
- IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Vice President and General Counsel
- POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None
- DATE OF LAST REVISION: April 2021
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Real Estate Counsel provides legal counsel, analysis, and research on a wide variety of complex legal matters with a primary focus on real estate, including industrial and commercial transactions and agreements, compliance, legislative matters, and environmental issues. This position’s responsibilities are:
- Provide legal counsel to The Port and its managed entities on industrial, commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate transactions and related matters.
- Support industrial and commercial teams in acquiring, disposing of, and managing real estate, including drafting and negotiating LOIs, purchase agreements, leases, easements, and other real estate documents.
- Lead title and survey due diligence on industrial, commercial, and public project acquisitions, and support business leads in other due diligence as requested.
- Develop post-closing compliance policies to ensure contractual development requirements are satisfied.
- Support general counsel on a range of legal issues, including corporate governance, capital funding, public records, insurance, employment matters, etc.
- Contribute to creation of and compliance with new policies and procedures as needed.
Minimum Employment Requirements:
Experience & Education:
- Current member in good standing in the Ohio State Bar preferred.
- 5-10 years experience in real estate law, with significant transactional experience.
- Working knowledge of state and federal law.
- Exposure to and/or familiarity with property/real estate finance structures.
- Creative, energetic, self-starter who can negotiate favorable transactions with developers, individuals, communities, financial institutions, and government partners.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts – public officials, outside attorneys, regulator boards/agencies, etc.
- Experience working on matters of corporate governance.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
- A strong desire to promote job creation, homeownership, and equitable development throughout Hamilton County.
- Ability to tour The Port’s project sites and attend out-of-office meetings.
- Satisfactory results on background investigations.
- Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position outlined herein without creating a direct or indirect threat to the safety of oneself or others.