• Senior Corporate Counsel - Real Estate

    Location US-TX-Houston
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  • Overview

    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.


    As Senior Corporate Counsel - Real Estate with Hines, you will serve as lead transaction counsel for acquisitions/dispositions, lease agreements, real estate loan agreements, real estate management agreements and other similar real estate transactions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


    • Act as lead in negotiating, drafting and closing purchase and sale, management agreements, project financing and other transaction agreements without outside counsel support
    • Directly supervise the work provided by junior attorneys to support transactions
    • Manage and provide ongoing coaching, development and mentorship to junior attorneys and administrative staff
    • Assist with other non-real estate corporate and business contracts to support Hines’ business needs
    • 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
    • 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

    • Ten or more years of transactional real estate experience at a prestigious law firm or combination of prestigious 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

    • 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 219 cities in 23 countries. Hines has approximately $124.3 billion of assets under management, including $63.8 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $60.5 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 148 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,362 properties, totaling over 449 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 514 properties, representing over 222 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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