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Associate General Counsel, Director (real Estate)

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Date Last Verified

Oct 20, 2021

Valid Through

Feb 02, 2022

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Sep 02, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Overland Park, KS, United States

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Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Associate General Counsel, Director (Real Estate)
Duties: Responsibility for managing and overseeing the legal aspects of the company’s real estate activities, operations, and transactions. This includes the negotiation and drafting of various legal documents and agreements, including those pertaining to real estate purchase/sale agreements, financing, leasing, tax incentives, economic development projects, title review and insurance, zoning and land use, easements and restrictive covenants, and management of multiple deals and deal flow. The role would include working with and managing outside counsel, counterparties, insurers, and other third parties. Based on the needs of the company, responsibility for various non-real estate legal and general business matters. Responsibility for various commercial law matters. Assist with a variety of business-related functions and provide sound legal and business judgment on matters including loans, equity raises, joint ventures, acquisitions, construction, real estate, reporting and compliance, intellectual property protection, tax abatements litigation, etc.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school with strong academic credentials. Admission to the Bar of a U.S. state or the District of Columbia (with the ability to become admitted in Kansas). 7+ years of legal experience as a practicing lawyer working in the areas of real estate transactions and finance, with additional experience in commercial, corporate, finance, or transactional law. Hands-on, self-starter who is disciplined and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently as well as in a team setting that requires a highly accurate and timely work product. Agile and versatile; comfortable with the new and unfamiliar subject matter; easily adaptable to change. Enterprising and entrepreneurial. Able to take initiative with no direction. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong listening, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Strong work ethic and accountability to deadlines. Ability to work in a fast-paced and evolving business environment. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel), Box, Workday, DocuSign. Excellent analytical, time-management, judgment, and decision-making skills. Possess ambition and an optimistic attitude. Ability to effectively multitask and manage competing priorities and demands on time. Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills. Able to effectively manage complicated legal and business issues. Ability to effectively manage others, including outside counsel and service providers. Must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

Additional info

Ref: R2021-0182

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Hiring Coordinator
QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
12851 Foster St.
Overland Park, KS 66213

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