Legal Counsel

Posting Date:
May 04, 2021
QuadReal Property Group
Area of Law:
Real Estate
Jun 04, 2021
3+ years


About QuadReal

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operating and development company. QuadReal manages the real estate and mortgage programs of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), one of Canada’s largest asset managers with a $171.3 billion portfolio. Today QuadReal also manages real estate on behalf of RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM).

QuadReal manages a portfolio greater than $45 billion spanning 23 Global Cities across 17 countries. The company seeks to deliver strong investment returns while creating sustainable environments that bring value to the people and communities it serves. Now and for generations to come.

QuadReal: Excellence lives here.

Reporting to the Director, Legal, you will work closely with QuadReal’s business units, clients, stakeholders and external counsel on a variety of matters, including but not limited to corporate and commercial matters, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and investments (acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures). In this role, you will primarily perform the following functions:

  • Partner with internal stakeholders on commercial agreements, insurance, intellectual property, tax, labour & employment and other matters, and provide proactive and creative legal and business solutions on same;
  • Review and negotiate legal documentation in connection with the foregoing;
  • Work closely with executive management and board of directors on corporate governance matters, including board meetings, board deliverables, transaction approvals and other governance decisions;
  • Ensure compliance with brokerage, securities and other applicable regulations and governing agreements;
  • Develop and maintain operating guidelines and policies on governance, conflicts, ethics, securities regulatory compliance and other matters;
  • Supervise, work closely with and, together with business teams, direct external legal counsel (including establishing legal budgets and approving legal invoices);
  • Together with business teams, play a frontline role in identifying, implementing, amending and enhancing QuadReal’s risk management practices;
  • Develop and maintain standard practices, legal documentation precedents, policies and best practices;
  • Provide training and educational seminars to business teams;
  • Provide advice on various legal issues that may arise from QuadReal’s investment portfolio, and such other matters pertaining to any aspect of QuadReal’s business and governance as may be directed from time to time; and
  • As needed, provide legal support on real estate transactions, including due diligence oversight and review and negotiation of legal documentation, and other corporate transactions, such as corporate reorganizations and financings.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

Required level of education, qualification and job-related of experience:

  • Law degree (LLB or JD) and called to the bar in British Columbia or Ontario (or qualified to be called).
  • 3+ years of post-call experience, preferably including at a major law firm.
  • Considerable experience with most of the following: corporate governance, regulatory compliance, corporate and investment transactions (e.g., M&A, corporate reorganizations, financings), commercial agreements.

Specific Skills:

  • Partners closely with the business team, takes an exceptionally creative, solution-oriented, strategic and forward-thinking approach that is focused on business results.
  • Collaborative, proactive, detail-oriented and hard-working team player who welcomes rolling up their sleeves.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and negotiating skills, business judgment, as well as strategic legal and critical thinking.
  • Exceptional ability to distill and concisely communicate complex legal issues and assert clear, confident and strongly supported recommendations and decisions, whether orally or in writing.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, project-focused, rapidly evolving environment with multiple projects and tight deadlines.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision while keeping colleagues informed of status and all material developments and decisions.
  • Eagerness to develop a deep understanding of QuadReal and an appreciation of how legal and business decisions impact the broader organization.

Decision Making Accountability:

  • Make business and legal decisions related to operations and real estate transactions/ongoing ownership and management of real estate investments.
  • Exercise an influential role in business decisions by providing guidance, recommendations and risk analysis regarding legal and regulatory matters.
  • Assist senior executive management and Board of Directors with execution of board mandates and corporate governance matters.
  • Instruct external legal counsel and approve invoices.

QuadReal Property Group will provide reasonable accommodation at any time throughout the hiring process for applicants with disabilities or for those needing job postings in an alternate format. If you require accommodation, please advise the Talent Acquisition team member you are working with and include the following: Job posting #, your name and your preferred method of contact.

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Contact Name Olivia Lamanna

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