Solicitor / Associate Real Estate – Leeds/Newcastle

Our Real Estate Practice Group deal with all aspects of real estate legal issues, including high-value acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management, development (including regeneration projects) and the creation and treatment of all kinds of investments. We act for landowners, occupiers, developers, funders, contractors and professionals across the sector. We also work with landlords and tenants within the institutional, telecoms, corporate, retail and public sectors – including education and local government.

The national Asset Management & Investment Team are growing and have recently created a new role for an Associate who will predominantly act for a range of real estate clients such as property companies, listed property funds, investors, developers and private equity firms in relation to their property portfolio, investment and asset management work. The transactional Real Estate work will include day to day portfolio management such as acquisitions and disposals and lease management. You will have the opportunity to work for some of DWF’s largest and most prestigious clients. The strategic partnerships with those clients generate plenty of high value real estate work and also offer an excellent opportunity for the Associate to further develop their client exposure skills.

We are seeking applications from candidates who have relevant Real Estate experience, in particular:

  1. asset management work (from licences to agreements for lease to surrenders)
  2. negotiating leases acting on behalf of institutional landlords
  3. running files from start to completion
  4. confidence to engage with our clients and develop client relationships.It is important that the successful candidate has the ability to work as part of a team in addition to being confident working under his/her own initiative.

If you want to build an exciting future with one of Europe’s most innovative legal businesses, apply below as we’re interested in hearing from you and discuss your future career at DWF.

Feel free to visit our website or contact our recruitment team on recruitment.enquiries@dwf.law for further details about this vacancy or DWF in general.

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers, a buy as you earn share scheme and dining cards. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. In March 2019, we became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange. We have over 31 key locations and over 4,000 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations. Join us on our shared journey to redefine legal services and you’ll find a professional life that stretches and redefines you too. At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

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