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Legal Counsel - Real Estate

  • £90000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent benefits
  • City of London, London
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel | Real Estate Investment Business | Central London

This highly entrepreneurial business is a well-established Private Equity firm that focuses on investing in the Real Estate, Leisure and Commercial sectors.

This role will place you at the forefront of the business, dealing with acquisition, design, planning, development and asset management. So, for an ambitious candidate wiling to learn and wanting to progress with no glass ceilings, this could be a great fit for you.

The Business

This company is a Real Estate, aviation and private equity-owned family business focusing on asset management and value accretive opportunities. This company is exceptionally entrepreneurial. Its vision and growth are extremely impressive.

You will find a very modern, forward-thinking, creative and responsive team. They make decisions quickly, and quite often, their deals are fast-paced. Their deal sizes vary from £10-150million+. This variety makes for an exciting workload.

They have a growing number of franchise hotels across most key Cities in the UK; just recently, construction was completed on their new London-based hotel. This construction was extraordinarily innovative and now stands as one of London's most premium hotels.

The Role

You will work within a collaborative legal team of 3 on a mixture of Investment and development work in operational real estate. Reporting into the Legal Director and liaising with various teams across the business on a range of contracts, transactions, property, construction and litigation work, you will add great value to this high-performing legal team.

You will tackle the full life-cycle of Real Estate work, from pre-design stage to acquisition, technical design and funding, tax and construction, property management and disposals. You will also assist in giving transactional support, supporting a wide range of real estate transactions from corporate real estate acquisitions and disposals to asset-led acquisitions, assisting with senior debt facilities, forward funding arrangements and the negotiation of occupational agreements such as agreement for leases.

You will also be assisting, as required, with the appraisal of new assets, including supporting the acquisitions team with underwriting legal costs and performing due diligence on assets before instructing external counsel.


  • You need to be a qualified Solicitor 5+ PQE with experience in commercial property, real estate finance, investment, development or projects/construction
  • In-House experience and exposure to multiple real estate asset classes is preferred
  • A positive attitude and outlook are essential


  • Salary is negotiable depending on experience
  • Private healthcare, lucrative bonus %, pension, worldwide hotel discounts
  • The ability to benefit from fantastic hotel discounts worldwide.

This is an exciting Legal Counsel role with a fast-growing Private Equity business based in the heart of London.

Sam Thompson In-House Consultant

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