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Senior Corporate Counsel - Real Estate

Senior Corporate Counsel - Real Estate

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When you join Hines, you will work alongside innovative leaders who set the standards responsible for our reputation as an industry leader today, and you’ll be a part of shaping our future in the years to come.


The Senior Corporate Counsel, Real Estate will report to the Vice President – Head of Legal and serve as lead transaction counsel for acquisitions/dispositions, management agreements, real estate management agreements and other similar real estate transactions.   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with Hines Central and Regional business groups to serve as a centrally-located trusted resource for legal issues
  • Specialized knowledge as to contract, corporate, joint venture and partnership law and the ability to provide counsel to management and business developers as to acquisition strategy and process and deal structure
  • Act as lead in negotiating, drafting and closing purchase and sale, joint venture, management agreements, project financing and other transaction agreements with minimal outside counsel support
  • Assist with other non-real estate corporate and business contracts to support Hines’ business needs
  • Directly manage and provide ongoing training/mentorship to junior attorneys and legal administrative staff
  • Provide proactive legal and practical business advice to internal clients, including sound risk assessment regarding transactions
  • Interface with numerous departments and functions within the Company to work effectively and provide a high-level of service to clients and business partners


Minimum Requirements include:


  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school
  • Six or more years of transactional real estate experience at a prestigious law firm or combination of presitigous law firm and in-house experience
  • Solid experience leading/managing real estate transactions
  • Experience managing other counsel preferred

  • Solid academic credentials from a top tier U.S. law school and strong academic record preferred

  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Texas

  • Highly confident and articulate individual

  • Self-motivated, self-sufficient and enthusiastic individual who is a team player



Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 201 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $111 billion of assets under management, including $60 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $51 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 108 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,295 properties, totaling over 422 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 506 properties, representing over 210 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.


We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.


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