Senior Leasing Counsel

Full-time 4 views
Company BCG Attorney Search Location Indianapolis, IN, United States



4-20 yrs required


Jun 12, 2022


Indianapolis office of our client seeks a senior leasing counsel with 5+ years of internal/external experience in Retail/Shopping Center Law/industry practice with advanced working knowledge of commercial real estate; staff management experience preferred. Prior experience with lease negotiation/drafting involving restaurant/entertainment tenants and occupants of new development projects is preferred. The candidate will research prior tenant leases and/or existing tenant templates. Utilize the Tenant Strategy Icon to identify key items regarding specific centers. Identify items of global value and present such information to the assigned Director for dissemination throughout the department. Provide thoughtful business-minded counsel/guidance to Leasing regarding the economic impact of conforming issues and tenant requests, and identify and clarify economic terms and general business issues. Perform/coordinate follow-up on workload to solicit timely responses from tenants. Review tenant comments and provide counsel/guidance to Leasing concerning the legal and business issues raised by such comments. Prepare timely and accurate entries into the changelog system regarding issues to be addressed, noting those items requiring further DVP, EVP, CEO, and/or Partner approval. Perform timely follow-up with Leasing Agents to ensure proper SSL data entry/changes and timely responses to changelogs. Resolve and/or escalate issues with SSL, Leasing, and Tenants to Assistant Director or Director as needed while taking a thoughtful and solutions-oriented approach toward the resolution of issues while adhering to the framework of the business directives of the company to solve negotiation issues and expedite the completion of lease documents, while maximizing Landlord revenue and protection. Coordinate internal and external communication between all parties in the lease negotiation process (Leasing, Lease Services, Legal Leasing, Tenant Coordination, the tenant, and others as required), include generally: working closely with the Tenant Coordination Directors and with individual Tenant Coordinators to prioritize deals and ensure RCDs are met. Manage complex accounts and assist the Assistant Director or Director in the provision of legal counsel to Leasing and Tenant Coordination in deal negotiations of deals. Serve as the 'account manager' for all transactions involving certain tenant entities as assigned, including oversight of the preparation of all documents and serving as the designated point person for all contact with the legal staff of the various account entities. Partner with Lease Services to expedite the execution of leases for high priority premises, including vacant space; where refinancing is involved and in response to departmental and senior management directives/priorities. Assist other departments in evaluating the potential impact of an anticipated event (e.g., department store closing, relocation, etc.) on a center and the portfolio. Research and interpret lease language as requested by various departments, including but not limited to Lease Accounting, Collections, and Mall Management. Review and comment on letters of intent with Leasing and Tenant Coordination prior to Leasing commenting on the same to the tenant. Prepare and communicate escalation requests for committee re-approvals. Adhere to the highest ethical and fiduciary legal obligations when providing any and all of the foregoing communication, advice, and assistance to protect the interests of the company. Attend any and all Regional Meetings and related functions, providing current status reports for all in-process transactions within your workload and offering strategies and solutions for the expedient completion of the same. Manage the lease execution process. Adhere to all departmental policies regarding self-management and utilize all tools made available to assist in the management of your workload, including the timely and routine maintenance of all checklists, milestones, log entries, and related reporting requirements. Reconcile the Deal Information contained in SSLE with the terms in the executed lease or ancillary document and ensure the Deal Information is accurate prior to initiating the pre-approval process. Coordinate obtaining the landlord's signature with Lease Services. Return leases to the tenant immediately upon full execution. Forward leases and other necessary documentation to the lease file. Utilize TAP for preparation of all legal documents, and timely deliver all lease documents for proper filing and retention. Analyze leases and related documents, verify the terms set forth therein, and prepare a summary of such analysis which provides direction/recommendation with regard to the stated purpose(s) of the research project. Review leases and related documents to make sure the document and SSLE accurately reflect the business terms negotiated. Research and interpret lease language as requested by various departments, including but not limited to Leasing, Lease Accounting, Collections, and Mall Management. Team with the Paralegal(s) and Administrative Assistant assigned to the Senior Staff Attorney's designated properties and accounts. Assist the Assistant Director or Director in the training of the Paralegal assigned to the Senior Attorney's designated properties and the Senior Attorney's Administrative Assistant. Assist Assistant Director, Director, and Vice President/Managing Counsel in providing guidance and support to the Staff Attorney(s) within the Senior Attorney's division or group. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be licensed and in good standing to practice law within at least one State in the United States.

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