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Sr Counsel, Transactions

Posted Mar 26
Full Time
HybridNew York, New York

What you'll do: 

  • Review, negotiate and draft contracts and transactional documentation related to global commercial real estate services, including commercial brokerage, project management, transaction management and consulting services.
  • Identify and assess legal and risk issues.
  • Develop understanding of key insurance products and risk management principles.
  • Provide legal counsel and guidance to executives, managers and commercial real estate professionals relating to activities within the Advisory Services business line. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of the law in areas of special interest to the business.
  • Conduct legal training sessions and assist in the preparation of training materials.
  • Coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project team.
  • Lead project teams and/or plan and supervise assignments of lower level employees.
  • Work independently, manage multiple tasks, and set priorities. No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
  • May have responsibility for identifying training needs, tracking performance, coaching, and motivating a work unit and/or group.
What you'll need:
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future
  • J.D. from ABA accredited university. Member of applicable State Bar in good standing
  • 7 years of private practice and/or in-house experience. Some litigation background helpful, as well as experience in supervising outside counsel and monitoring litigation.
  • Excellent drafting skills required. Experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Prior experience in areas relevant to CBRE, such as brokerage law or other commerical real estate transacions is helpful! 
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.
  • Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees and client groups to take desired action.
Why CBRE? 

When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mentality is encouraged. You'll realize your potential with exciting work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and dedication to results! To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

Our culture is built on our RISE values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Crafting the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive.

Coming to work for CBRE, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package, 401k, and extraordinary perks such as career growth and longevity! 

CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Sr Counsel, Transactions position is $200,000 annually and the maximum salary for the position is $230,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience.  Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE’s applicable benefit program. 
CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.