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Senior Real Estate Paralegal

Posted Nov 19
Full Time
Houston, Texas


At Catalyze, we’re on a mission to accelerate the nationwide transition to clean, renewable energy. If you’re passionate about creating a meaningful impact on one of the greatest challenges of our time, we want you on our team!

We are seeking an experienced Senior Real Estate Paralegal with strong expertise in commercial real estate and title transactions to create, file, and maintain documents; perform project and asset due diligence; support business development transactions; draft lease and option agreements; and ensure reporting and compliance obligations are met.

You Are:

  • A professional with extensive experience in commercial real estate and title transactions and possessing a strong work ethic who thrives in a collaborative, entrepreneurial, analytically-driven work environment
  • Self-directed with the demonstrated ability to prioritize, juggle multiple assignments, function as part of a cohesive team, and meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • An exceptional problem solver and collaborator
  • An avid learner, curious and often self-taught, eager to expand your skill set and explore, evaluate, and apply new ideas and approaches
  • An open-minded and articulate communicator who strives to build strong relationships with colleagues across multiple organizational functions

You Will:

  • Report to Senior Real Estate Counsel
  • Manage and maintain the process for forming special purpose LLCs in multiple jurisdictions
  • Manage and maintain a large volume of corporate entities in various jurisdictions, with an emphasis on reporting and compliance obligations
  • Perform project and asset due diligence including review of title commitments, pro forma policies, surveys and underlying title documents, entity documents, coordinate and implement transactions and closings
  • Manage and maintain the process for recording real estate documents with the applicable jurisdiction and prepare any ancillary documents required for recording
  • Organize and maintain project due diligence using internal and external document management systems
  • Support business development transactions, including data room creation and maintenance, coordinating title services and policy issuance
  • Support document preparation, including drafting of lease and option agreements, memorandum of leases, easement agreements, limited liability company agreements, subordination and non-disturbance agreements, and estoppel certificates

What You Bring to the Team:

  • 7+ years of experience in commercial real estate and title transactions; prior experience in drafting lease agreements, option agreements, and experience in reviewing title commitments and surveys strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, or related field and/or Paralegal Certification highly preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite and applications, especially Excel, Word, Outlook, and OneDrive; or Google Sheets, Docs, Calendar, and Drive
  • Strong fact-finding, drafting, writing and research skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability and demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Exceptional time and project management skills, including managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-growth, results-driven environment
  • Success building rapport and collaborating with others internally and externally
  • Commitment to quality and continuous improvement of processes

What Catalyze Brings to You:

  • Opportunity to play a significant role in transforming the energy industry
  • Growth, development, learning, and advancement opportunities
  • A flexible environment where your voice, thoughts, and ideas are valued and heard
  • Excellent benefits (company-paid and voluntary): Health / Dental / Vision / Life / AD&D / STD / LTD / AFLAC / Pet / Legal / Commuter / 401(k) with Company Match / Paid Time Off and more!

Preferred Location(s):

  • Houston, Texas
  • Hybrid office

About Catalyze

Catalyze is a renewable energy developer and independent power producer (IPP) that partners with medium-to-large commercial and industrial real estate groups and renewable energy developers. We increase property net income and tenant value with renewable, resilient, smart energy infrastructure including solar, storage, electric vehicle charging, and microgrids.

We uniquely enable our customers to use that increased income as a competitive advantage to expand their property portfolios. Our proprietary origination-to-operations platform supports our partners with optimal site identification and acquisition, energy load estimation, system design, project finance, and asset management.

We believe that when people feel safe and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to the team, it brings out their best and strengthens our company as a whole. This is why we’re dedicated to creating a truly inclusive workplace - one that values and promotes diversity and fosters an empowered workforce—allowing all employees, from any background or level of the company, to succeed in their jobs.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity and value the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.