Job Details

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Company name
Clear Height Properties

Experience
2-5 yrs required

Location
Oak Brook, IL, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Real Estate, Legal

Posted on
May 09, 2022

Profile

POSITION SUMMARY:

Clear Height has a professional and dedicated management team that focuses on Project and Development Services. We provide expertise through all aspects of acquiring, financing, developing, and managing real estate projects, which includes our systematic approach of budgeting, planning, design, and value engineering. Whether it’s an interior buildout, build-to-suit or ground up development, we assemble the right project-team for success.

 

SERVICES INCLUDE:

The Commercial Real Estate Paralegal assists the CHP Team in all aspects of the commercial real estate transaction, including documentation, due diligence, development and entitlements, closing and post-closing activities for acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing.

The Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will primarily manage the life cycle of the transaction from preparing the initial agreements and contracts to handling closing preparation and post-closing material distribution.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Order and review title commitments, exception documents and surveys, interfacing directly with the title company, surveyor and overseeing attorney to resolve any issues or discrepancies
  • Prepare and administer contract critical dates and closing checklists
  • Track and assist overseeing the review of due diligence and entitlement documents such as zoning analyses, traffic studies, noise studies, environmental assessments and permits
  • Prepare initial draft document, amendments to agreements or leases and miscellaneous documents, including estoppel certificates, SNDAs and Memos of Lease for attorney review
  • Review contracts and leases for assignment and prepare abstracts for contracts and leases
  • Obtain and prepare corporate documents, authorization of the applicable parties to purchase/sell
  • Coordinate and assist with all aspects of closings, including preparation of conveyance documents, closing statements, and other closing documents
  • Post-closing requirements, closing indices, closing binders, all post-closing deliveries/requirements
  • General assistance with document preparation and operations
  • Clerical tasks such as filing, organizing, DocuSign and creating files
  • Conduct public record searches of parties including judgment, tax liens, and UCC filings
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, local, industry, contractual, and company regulations, standards, specifications, and best practices
  • Update job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, etc.
  • Vehicle for transportation is required

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, progressive, forward-thinking
  • Maintains a positive, self-motivated, energetic, can-do attitude; is punctual and dependable
  • The ability to multi-task and manage varied/evolving workload in a fast-paced/dynamic environment
  • Ability to set personal and project-specific priorities, organized in day-to-day, planning and execution
  • Manage work independently, utilizes other CHP staff and productive partners effectively
  • Strong technical skills, keen attention to detail, and demonstrates initiative
  • Flexibility with work schedule is needed to accommodate overtime when necessary
  • Effectively uses practice-specific programs
  • Excellent Communication Skills to confidently interact and coordinate with the internal project team, potentially the Client, and other Consultants; High Attention to Detail

 

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / LICENSING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies (Preferred)
  • Paralegal Certificate (Preferred) but not required with relevant experience
  • Paralegal Experience: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Real Estate Transactional Experience: 2-5 years (Preferred)

 

COMPENSATION:

Market, dependent on level of experience. Compensation package includes benefits and incentive bonuses

Company info

Clear Height Properties

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