In-House Counsel

Posting Date:
Jun 23, 2020
Company/Firm:
Wesgroup Properties
Area of Law:
Real Estate
Deadline:
Jul 23, 2020
Location:
Vancouver
Experience:
7 Years +

Description

Wesgroup Properties is a real estate development company with a proven history of innovation and award-winning design. We are recognized for our good social conscience, entrepreneurial spirit and long-sightedness. Ultimately, we are working very hard to create valuable opportunities for our employees, customers and neighbors.

Wesgroup Properties started as a family business in British Columbia more than 50 years ago and today is one of Western Canada’s largest private real estate organizations with a diversified portfolio spanning residential and commercial real estate in most asset classes. Wesgroup owns and manages over 3 million square feet of commercial property and has built more than 7000 homes in 100 communities.

Wesgroup is seeking a lawyer with an expertise in real estate development to join its legal department.  This role will report to General Counsel.  The role will consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Advising and assisting with all matters related to Wesgroup’s real estate development projects including but not limited to rezoning, servicing, permitting and other matters related to the local government approval process;
  • Preparing Real Estate Development Marketing Act disclosure statements and providing advice on marketing and project sales, Strata Property Act matters, subdivision and land title issues;
  • Preparing and negotiating development related agreements such as easements, statutory rights of way and covenants;
  • Preparing and negotiating license agreements, expropriation agreements and other development related agreements with all levels of government;
  • Preparing consulting agreements with architects, engineers and other project consultants;
  • Assisting Wesgroup’s construction team with various legal matters, including CCDC contracts and CCA contracts;
  • Assisting General Counsel with other various legal matters from time to time, including leasing and acquisitions/dispositions.

Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 7 years experience practising law in the area of real estate development;
  • Experience working on complex, mixed-use developments and master planned communities in the City of Vancouver is an asset;
  • Strong written, oral and communication skills;
  • Highly organized, ability to follow up and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Proactive and ability to work independently as well as part of a larger team of real estate professionals;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, exercising strong organization, initiative and judgment.

We will provide a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate as well as a professional and rewarding working environment.  If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit our website at www.wesgroup.ca/careers/ and apply with your resume and cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.

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