Legal Director, Commercial Real Estate Attorney

The Glide GroupChicago, IllinoisFull Time

Role Overview

Our client is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Legal Director in their Commercial Real Estate Group. The ideal candidate is someone with an innate sense for detail, negotiation prowess, and a keen understanding of commercial real estate lending. This role offers the opportunity to work closely with multiple teams and stakeholders, ensuring efficient loan closing processes.

Our client is a renowned investment management firm, celebrated for its client-focused approach and commitment to delivering world-class service. The firm places a strong emphasis on its inclusive and respectful work culture, nurturing a diverse and innovative team of professionals. Employees at our client enjoy a vibrant, collaborative work environment that encourage open dialogue and novel ideas. With an enduring commitment to social responsibility. For those aspiring to be a part of a dynamic, impactful, and fulfilling career journey, our client is an ideal choice.

Key Responsibilities

Loan Closing & Documentation: Oversee and facilitate all aspects of the loan closing process, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Review, negotiate, and approve loan documents, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.

Collaborative Coordination: Work in close association with the Servicing, Insurance, and Portfolio Analytics teams. Liaise with outside counsel and relevant third-party professionals, ensuring all legal and business requirements are met.

Problem-solving: Tackle any issues related to loans within the client portfolios. Cooperate with relevant teams and outside counsel to resolve matters effectively.

Training and Development: Contribute to knowledge sharing sessions within the organization, covering aspects such as the loan closing process, third-party report requirements, and bankruptcy matters.

Qualifications and Experience

Required: 路 Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Real Estate or Finance. 路 Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school. 路 5+ years of experience as an Attorney in the Commercial Real Estate Lending field, with direct experience in closing new Commercial Real Estate Debt Transactions.

Preferred: 路 Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to navigate complex interactions smoothly. 路 Superior organizational and time management skills. 路 A creative thinker open to new processes and procedures. 路 Notary Public certification is a plus.


Our client believes that the well-being of its employees is paramount to success. They offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage, and a 401k retirement plan. They provide tuition and professional certification reimbursements, paid parental leave, and adoption assistance. They also encourage employees to engage with the community through paid time off for volunteering and a gift matching program.

The Glide Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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