Solicitor / Associate – Real Estate (National Asset Management & Investment Team)

Practice Group: Real Estate

Location: Belfast

Contract Type: Permanent – full time

Solicitor / Associate – Real Estate (National Asset Management & Investment Team)

Solicitor – Read Estate (CAMID) - Belfast

DWF is now seeking to recruit a Solicitors (3-5 PQE+) to join the Real Estate team within our Belfast office.

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 new role for someone 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 Solicitor 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 and development agreements when acting on behalf of landlords and tenants
  3. Acquiring land for redevelopment
  4. Running files from start to completion
  5. 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. 

Ideally dual qualified in the UK and NI, however this is only desirable and not essential.

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 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 [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way and we have listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients without compromising on quality or service.

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation.  We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you.  Please notify our recruitment team of any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

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