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Real Estate Finance Associate

Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Team: Real Estate Finance
Purpose of job
To advise on a variety of Real Estate matters with particular focus on Asset Management work, ensuring a consistent level of client service is provided at all times.

What's in it for you?
This role is an excellent opportunity to work in private practice whilst having responsibilities more aligned to in-house work. You will be focused on providing high quality legal and commercial solutions and advice to our clients.

You will be part of the Real Estate practice area which is widely acknowledged as a market leading practice and which covers all aspects of commercial property.

Key responsibilities
Provide advice and transactional support in all aspects of Real Estate asset management work including Landlord and Tenant, Acquisitions and Disposals.
Draft and negotiate documents to ensure they meet client requirements, to include delegating aspects of the work to Paralegals, reviewing and supervising that work.
Provide advice to clients to ensure that their interests are protected and that all relevant laws and regulations are adhered to at all times.
Provide support to the London client teams in relation to aspects of complex asset management projects.
Assist the Associate Directors and Senior Associates in on-boarding new clients and work streams into the Manchester office.
Develop key client relationships, both with external client contacts and internal Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner stakeholders, including the Firm's London client teams.
Identify any areas for improvement in systems, processes and client service provision and liaise with the relevant stakeholders to ensure appropriate changes are made.

Key relationships
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner London Real Estate lawyers

Experience and knowledge
Approximately 1 - 3 PQE
Solid track record of working on commercial Real Estate matters including non-contentious Landlord and Tenant - essential
Experience of asset management work - essential

Skills and competencies

Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels internally and externally.
Strong influencing and problem solving skills.
Excellent commercial acumen.

Diversity, inclusion and working differently

Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our firm. At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner we aim to create an inclusive and inspirational culture where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to be themselves. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a firm with an increasingly flexible workforce and is supportive of flexible working arrangements, tailored to the individual, wherever possible.
Please feel free to speak to the Resourcing Team about the flexibility we are offering for this role.
Please note that our PQE levels as stated in our job descriptions are a guide only and all suitable candidates will be considered.


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As a regulated firm of solicitors, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, BCLP uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with IT, legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website:

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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