Real Estate Counsel in Scottsdale, AZ at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 10/16/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Region:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/16/2021

Job Description

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 60 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations.

 

Under general supervision, the Real Estate Counsel supports the negotiation, acquisition and management of Discount Tire’s real estate portfolio. Provides legal support relating to commercial real estate transactions to include reviewing and drafting purchase agreements and leases. Ensures alignment with Company strategy and best practices.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the entire Real Estate lifecycle including the acquisition, development, and management of properties.
  • Provides legal advice related to construction and other real estate matters; participates in legal actions as needed.
  • Collaborates with Real Estate Administration, Facilities, Regions and other attorneys to maintain the value and integrity of our corporate assets, including: supporting the lease renewal process; drafting leases and amendments. manages, supports and advises on condemnation actions, disputes with landlords/ adjacent property owners, tax matters, common area maintenance (CAM) matters or any other matters affecting real estate.
  • Initiates offers and negotiates property deals in collaboration with broker network.
  • Drafts and negotiates purchase contracts and leases in close collaboration with other real estate personnel.
  • Reviews and recommends amendments to various documents and agreements, including but not limited to easement agreements, development agreements, restrictive covenants, etc. Provides document drafting expertise and guidance to paralegals to support the development of the Real Estate personnel.
  • Participates during the escrow process to ensure we are entitled to build and operate a functional Discount Tire / America's Tire store.
  • Researches, recommends and implements updates to standard forms/templates.
  • Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies.
  • Assists employees or other customers by answering questions related to Real Estate processes, procedures and services.
  • Provides recommendations for best practices, policy and process enhancements.
  • Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Occasional optional travel.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years of real estate attorney experience, handling progressively complex commercial real estate transactions is required.
  • Proven experience negotiating, drafting and amending a wide range of commercial real estate agreements is required.
  • Must demonstrate basic knowledge of real estate law and its application in the real estate life cycle process, including a solid understanding of legal terms and contract principles.
  • Demonstrated business acumen with knowledge and understanding of business issues, priorities, goals and strategy is necessary.
  • This position requires excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, including the ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • The ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor and work well independently is essential.
  • Customer service skills, including the ability to manage and respond to different situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels of the organization, present complex ideas concisely and clearly articulate technical ideas to a non-technical audience both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work efficiently under pressure to plan, prioritize and multi-task, accurately meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor and work well independently is essential.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and general computer programs necessary.
  • In addition, organizational and problem-solving skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential.
  • Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and upholding Company values are key attributes.

 

Educational / Licensing Requirements:

This position requires a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school.  Must meet State Bar of Arizona requirements for In-House Counsel.

 

Work Days:

Normal workdays are Monday through Friday.

 

Work Hours:

Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be necessary.