Director - Legal

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
ID
2022-4667

LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a real estate asset management business specializing in multi-family housing. Formed in 2013 and headquartered in Chicago, LivCor is currently responsible for a portfolio of over 400 Class A and B properties comprising more than 150,000 units in markets across the United States.

 

Our business is focused on making real estate more valuable. But for us, it’s more than that. It’s people first, community always. It’s a life-filled career, not just a career-filled life. It’s doing good work, with good humans, and making a difference. It’s excellence in all its forms. Ultimately, we create great places to work, live, and grow. We do that by focusing on leaving people – and places – better than we found them.

 

Whew! Still with us? Cool. Let’s talk about where you’d fit in:

 

As part of the LivCor Legal team, the Director will serve as a connecting liaison between broader LivCor team and LivCor Legal and advise on a wide range of legal matters such as corporate, litigation, real estate, and commercial contracts.  This position provides a great opportunity to develop skills as a well-rounded in-house counsel and is ideal for a business-oriented attorney with strong customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to learn quickly. In performing these responsibilities, the Director will work primarily with the LivCor Legal team and will also interface with Revantage Legal as well as other Blackstone portfolio companies across a wide variety of residential real estate asset classes.  In addition, the Director will interact and work closely with other LivCor teams (including Operations and Asset Management) based on legal needs.  The Director should be extremely organized and have the ability to think big picture, be creative, and work collaboratively.  This position is based out of the LivCor headquarters in Chicago, IL.

 

Only read further if you are:

  • Kind
  • Humble
  • Honest
  • Relentless
  • Smart with Heart

You should be:

  • Authentic. You do you. Together, we’ll do something amazing.
  • A passionate person with a love for real estate and investing; and believes that helping others win is a noble cause, essential to our success.
  • An excellent team player who enjoys working with others and has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivatedenergetic, and organized

What you will do:

 

Corporate Legal Responsibilities

  • Lead sophisticated enterprise initiatives in close alignment with Sr. Manager, Legal and various other teams (including Operations, ESG, Strategic Initiatives).
  • Assist asset management teams on legal matters arising in day-to-day operations of assets, including negotiations or problem-solving with third-party managers, obtaining necessary approvals from lenders, landlords and joint venture partners.
  • Engage with and respond to internal stakeholders on various corporate matters, including license requests, regulatory requirements, and legal updates.
  • Develop trusted, business-minded partnerships with various LivCor teams (including Technology, ESG, Marketing, Asset Management, Operations, Strategic Planning and Finance) and operating partner legal teams.
  • Manage Legal budget and communications with outside counsel and internal Legal team regarding the same.
  • Oversee property management agreement contracting process in close alignment with the LivCor transactions team

Other Operational Responsibilities

  • Oversee and execute training and resources to increase LivCor-wide awareness and knowledge of key legal issues.
  • Support LivCor Legal trainings on key vendor engagement processes and best practices.
  • Champion LivCor Legal team objectives aimed at the implementation of process and technology improvements to build LivCor Legal into a best-in-class legal department.
  • Support special projects and ad hoc requests required of LivCor Legal.
  • Opportunity for optional travel for site-visits and off-site conferences.

What you should have:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • J.D. degree
  • 4+ years of relevant experience with large or mid-size law firm with a sophisticated corporate practice or similar experience in-house
  • Multifamily or prior real estate experience preferred
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Demonstrated ability to manage sophisticated and complex assignments and deliver/communicate results
  • Must be efficient, responsive, analytical, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication, writing, counseling, and problem-solving skills
  • Maintains sense of humor, even under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Proficiency with SmartSheet and Asana preferred

What we offer:

We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We aren’t perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go.

 

Our culture and values matter to us. A lot. We’re definitely not serious but we take this stuff seriously, if you get what we mean. We want a place that is an ego-free zone. A place where good people do good things together. It shouldn’t be rocket science in workplaces, but for some reason it still is? We’re absolutely determined to be different, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. We have a CEO who makes fun of himself, and who will encourage you to tell him when he is wrong. In fact, he needs people to – we all do. Supportive challenge is good, it’s how we get better. We like getting better. We also love diversity, of all kinds. We need people who look, sound, speak, love, and exist differently from one another. This isn’t at the end of this paragraph because it’s an afterthought. It’s SO important to us we want it to stand out.

 

Right. On to the technical stuff that we know matters to you. We offer competitive pay that is commensurate with the market and relevant experience, and a full slate of benefits that even includes things like paid parental leave.

  

If any of this sounds interesting, then maybe we are a fit. Life is too short to work with people you don’t like. So whatever you do, don’t make that mistake.

 

The LivCorian Values

  1. Be you. Be Real. Be Open. You do you. Together, we will do something amazing.
  2. Care, Always. We don’t want to let anyone down.
  3. Courageously Curious. We love to learn, even when it hurts.
  4. Help Others Win, Be A Good Neighbor. This is about ‘We, not Me.’
  5. Relentless Hustle, Heart & Humility. Work hard. Be Kind. Make Better.

A few of the people you will work with:

LivCor is proud to be a US EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner

 

EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

 

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