Commercial Real Estate Solicitor – 4-6PQE

  • Location
    City of London, London
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Posted
  • Start Date
    ASAP
  • Industry
    Law firm
  • Expiry Date
    2024-07-26

Exceptional Opportunity for Commercial Real Estate Solicitor at Prestigious West-End Law Firm

We are seeking an experienced and ambitious Commercial Real Estate Solicitor to join our client, a highly regarded west-end law firm in London, on a permanent basis. This role is ideal for candidates with 4 to 6 years of PQE who are looking to work with high-quality clients while enjoying a balanced work/life environment.

Overview of Our Client:

Our client is renowned for its exceptional legal services, particularly within the Real Estate sector. Attracting top talent from Magic Circle, Silver Circle, and US law firms, the firm offers low target hours alongside incredibly high-quality work. With a fantastic reputation within Real Estate, they deliver a high-quality, seamless service to a sophisticated client base, including institutional investors, developers, and high net worth individuals. The firm’s partner-led approach ensures clients receive tailored advice across all real estate services.

Role Details:

As a Commercial Real Estate Solicitor, you will be part of a leading team known for handling complex issues and working closely with clients throughout an asset’s life-cycle. Your role will involve acting for top-flight clients on acquisitions and development work, with a particular focus on the industrial and logistics sector. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing landlord and tenant matters and pre-lets.
  • Handling development transactions, including forward fundings, investment acquisitions, disposals, asset management, and restructuring.
  • Providing real estate advice on corporate-driven transactions.
  • Ensuring competency in ESG and its application across the asset life-cycle.
  • Supervising junior team members.

You will work closely with a diverse client list, including institutions, pension funds, property companies, charities, and private developers. This role offers a favourable hybrid working policy.

Key Responsibilities and Requirements:

The successful candidate will have 4 to 6 years of PQE, with relevant experience in acting for institutions and developers. Essential skills include:

  • Competence in landlord and tenant matters and pre-lets.
  • Experience in development transactions, including construction and planning aspects.
  • Strong understanding of ESG and its application in real estate.
  • Ability to supervise junior team members.
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills, with a commercial and practical approach to resolving issues.

Why Apply?

Joining our client’s team means being part of one of London’s most esteemed law firms, known for providing a supportive work environment and excellent career development opportunities. With low target hours and a strong emphasis on work/life balance, this role offers a unique opportunity to enjoy high-quality work without the demanding hours typical of other top-tier firms.

If you are a motivated and experienced Commercial Real Estate Solicitor looking for a significant career move, we encourage you to apply. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a leading firm, work with high-profile clients, and enjoy a balanced work environment. Take the next step in your career by joining a firm that values your skills, fosters growth, and supports your long-term career goals.


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