Real Estate Associate, 8 PQE +, National Firm, Manchester

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Real Estate Associate, 8 PQE +, National Firm, Manchester

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    Real Estate

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  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW REM1

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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The Firm

We are a legal and professional services group, with over 580 professional advisers. We support more than 5,700 active clients, ranging from FTSE 100 companies to private individuals, in the UK and beyond. We proudly won ‘UK Law Firm of the Year’ at The British Legal Awards 2019.

We are forward thinking and straight talking, our approach is to find solutions to the problems that our clients face.

The Team

With over 70 legal advisers nationally, our real estate team acts on a wide range of industrial, retail, leisure, office and mixed-use projects across the UK. We regularly work for both national and regional commercial developers, real estate investors and occupiers. We manage the assets of a wide range of clients across the UK, ranging from shopping centres, outlet malls and high street parades to industrial parks or multi-let office buildings.

Our Manchester based real estate team has had a great start to the year, winning new and repeat work from a fantastic client base.

The Role

Our business is ambitious for success and we are looking to recruit people who are excited by the opportunity to grow the business and to help manage the strong pipeline of work. To help us achieve this we are looking to appoint an experienced solicitor who is currently operating at Senior Associate or Legal Director level. The successful candidate will have a genuine desire to be part of a growing team, underpinned by the enthusiasm and drive to develop the business and their own learning.

As well as the recognition and reward that you would expect from a professional services firm of our size and reputation, you will also be able to share in the success of the business through participation in share option schemes which are available to all employees across the group. Being part of a listed business means you can join over 57% of colleagues who own a financial share in our business.

Key Skills & Experience

This opportunity will ideally suit a Senior Associate/Legal Director with experience of managing investment portfolio transactions as well as those from a broad real estate background. Candidates will also have the following:

  • At least eight years’ experience advising on real estate matters.

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and a confident manner in engaging with clients and colleagues at all levels

  • Ambition, leadership capability and vision to ultimately grow and manage a team

  • A proven ability to generate new business in a professional services environment

  • A demonstrable commercial acumen to identify cross-selling opportunities within a wider professional services firm and the ability to convert those opportunities into fee generating projects

  • A confident, articulate and professional image

  • A strong team work ethic and the ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Drive, commitment, self-motivation and a “can do” attitude

  • The ability to exercise discretion and professionalism at all times

  • Exceptional attention to detail

Diversity, inclusion and well being

Diversity, inclusion and well-being is an important part of our culture and values.

We recruit talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, providing equal opportunities for all to join our team regardless of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, or culture.

We create an exciting and rewarding place to work that aims to fulfil everyone’s potential and together to achieve personal and business goals. We offer flexible working patterns to help our staff achieve a good work/ life balance and we encourage candidates seeking flexibility in their next role to apply for any of our vacancies.

We are proud to have been recognised by The Law Society as gold standard for our Diversity and Inclusion Charter and to be Stonewall Diversity Champions.