RioCan - Legal Counsel - Toronto
- 3 to 5 years experience
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (RioCan) is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts. RioCan owns, manages and develops retail-focused, increasingly mixed-use properties located in prime, high-density transit-oriented areas where Canadians want to shop, live and work. As of September 30, 2021, RioCan’s portfolio is comprised of 210 properties with an aggregate net leasable area of approximately 36.9 million square feet (at RioCan’s interest) including office, residential rental and 15 development properties.
RioCan is currently seeking a talented Junior Lawyer to join its high caliber team. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Legal, this position is responsible for providing timely, actionable advice to internal clients on a wide variety of matters including commercial leasing matters, real estate and construction matters, and other corporate/commercial initiatives. The successful candidate will take a lead role on various matters including: drafting, negotiating, interpreting and enforcing upon commercial lease documentation and various other commercial agreements (including, construction and development contracts, IT contracts, ancillary revenue arrangements and other vendor contracts); advising on strategic initiatives including new development projects; managing litigation; and providing direction to external counsel.
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant experience gained from a major real estate organization or a leading national law firm with a demonstrated ability to be a strategic business partner to clients. Exceptional negotiating and drafting skills, an ability to deliver sound and decisive advice in a fast-paced environment, and strong relationship-building and communication skills are a must. This is a great opportunity for a junior lawyer to join an entrepreneurial legal team and build their career with Canada’s leading real estate company.
If you have the requisite skill-set, please contact in complete confidence Whitney Borins or Adam Lepofsky (both Canadian qualified lawyers) at RainMaker Group.
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As this is an exclusive engagement with RainMaker Group, any resumes sent directly to RioCan will be re-directed to RainMaker Group. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.