Leasing Paralegal

Date:  Jun 14, 2022
Property:  111 INNOVATION (0010)

Irvine, CA, 92617

Division:  Legal-Risk Mgmt (Legal_Risk)
Req ID:  40050

Position Summary:

The Irvine Company’s Office Division offers a unique opportunity to join the legal team supporting the leasing activity for the Company’s high-rise, campus, and mid-tech portfolios in California, Chicago, and New York.  The Leasing Paralegal is responsible for timely handling of office leases, retail leases, amendments, consents, termination agreements, and ancillary documents.  This position partners with the Company’s Leasing, Operations, Finance, Construction, and Risk Management groups.  The Leasing Paralegal works closely with a very experienced team of in-house attorneys, a leasing paralegal, and other legal professionals.

Job Duties:

  • Provide essential Company and attorney support regarding commercial lease documents at the Company.
  • Under the supervision of in-house counsel, draft, negotiate, and review leases and lease amendments, including related documents such as subleases, assignments, waivers, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Advise business stakeholders on matters relating to lease interpretation, tenant disputes, lease enforcement, and related leasing issues.
  • Analyze tenant comments to determine compliance with Company business practices and assess corporate risk, while acquiring appropriate stakeholder feedback.
  • Support training of business partners regarding the Company’s contract processes and standard operating procedures as it relates to all matters under the purview of the Office Division legal team.
  • Assist with managing and interpreting the Company’s standard templates and standard clause library.
  • Identify, develop, and recommend contract process improvement solutions.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

General Requirements

  • High integrity, extremely organized, ability to prioritize work, conscientious, and detail oriented
  • Ability to communicate and establish relationships with internal clients
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently with attorney supervision in a fast-paced transactional environment
  • Strong computer, typing, and grammar skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion in all matters

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience negotiating real estate leasing contracts, a working knowledge of core legal aspects of contracting, and the ability to understand contract language and quickly identify and communicate any risks or liabilities
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Paralegal certification preferred but not required (depending on experience)
  • Preferred background in office commercial leasing in-house or through outside law firm for national or regional landlords and/or tenants
  • Working knowledge of SalesForce, iManage, Google, Microsoft Word, and DocuSign will be required
  • Team-centric mentality – works well and collaborates well with others in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills, including collaborative and relationship management skills
  • Experience with managing multiple initiatives and projects
  • Appreciation of diverse business operations and cultures
  • Practical and results-oriented approach coupled with sound judgment
  • Desire for continuous learning and new challenges

About Us:
Irvine Company is a privately held real estate investment company and master-planner committed to creating and sustaining communities that thrive for generations.

Irvine Company is respected for its master planning and environmental stewardship of the Irvine Ranch in Orange County, including diversified operations throughout coastal California. Irvine Company brings to life neighborhoods and sustainable communities with a full range of housing, jobs, retail centers, schools, parks and open space.

We take as much pride in our employee community as we do the communities we create. It’s an environment populated with talented and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.

Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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