Associate - Real Estate Finance 0-5 years PQE

7 days left

South East England
02 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
The Team Our Real Estate Finance team is consistently acknowledged by independent commentators as one of the leading real estate finance practices, offering expertise and delivery of service that is second to none. Our range of work and experience is extensive and includes plain vanilla real estate lending and borrowing to highly complex tax-based structured finance. The Opportunity After practising in our Real Estate Finance team you will become a multi-disciplinary transactional lawyer with an ability to work across the spectrum of our clients' real estate finance deals. We pride ourselves on supporting our lawyers with a strong Partner presence and a very collegiate team. You will: Take the lead and project manage Real Estate Finance transactions. Mentor more junior associates and paralegals. Assist in the structuring of transactions. Draft and negotiate credit, security, inter creditor and corporate documents. Key areas of focus: Commercial development funding. Fund financing. Investment property financing. Joint venture funding. Mezzanine funding. Mortgage portfolio sales/acquisitions. Principal financing. Property acquisition funding. Property securitisations. Public Sector Financing. Residential development funding. Who we're looking for You will have between 0 and 5 years PQE within a leading Finance or Real Estate Finance team. You will have a good understanding of key real estate and finance concepts and an appreciation and awareness of the real estate finance market. You will be able to draft and negotiate security documents, credit agreements and also have a good working knowledge of the provisions of the LMA standard real estate finance documents. We are looking for someone who is relaxed and appropriately confident in front of clients, but knowledgeable enough to know when to seek additional support. You will be highly motivated and able to work independently where appropriate. What's in it for you Making sure our people feel valued is part of our everyday culture, ensuring that they are rewarded is part of our everyday work too. From 25 days holiday per year to private medical insurance, pensions, charity schemes and a whole host of other flexible benefits, you can rest assured that we've got your best interests covered. Join BLP, and you'll discover an environment unlike any other law firm with an open door policy that helps to deliver real results. Your career is important to us, as the more our people develop getting closer to their potential, the more successful our firm is. So ensuring that the training we offer is exactly what you need is essential. Lawyers, PA's and business services experts - everyone here has access to tailored learning to suit their skills and ambitions. Apply online by following the 'Apply for this role' link, using either your CV or LinkedIn profile. About BLP We are an international law firm renowned for our innovative approach to high quality, commercial, legal advice support for clients around the world. Our vision is to be the most respected law firm. We will achieve this through always exceeding our client's expectations and being a better place to work than our competitors. We have expertise across 70 legal disciplines and our commitment to exceptional service means our clients can expect more than just our technical excellence when we work with them. Our international offering is an important part of our commitment to our clients and through our emerging markets focus and preferred firm network we are able to support them wherever they do business. All this is possible because the quality of our people. Part of our core vision is to be a better place to work than our competitors and we are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent. We embrace diversity by promoting and sustaining an open, inclusive and supportive working environment. Agencies Please note that the BLP Group has preferred agency agreements in place with a number of agencies. Any speculative applications should be sent to our HR Resourcing team at and not directly to line managers or employees. The BLP Group will not be responsible for any fees related to speculative applications unless specifically agreed in writing. Disclosure As a regulated firm of solicitors, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP ("BLP") is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, BLP uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves. BLP adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with its legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website: