HNTB Real Estate Leasing Specialist in Chicago, Illinois
What We're Looking For
Provides contracting support and review for real estate leases, lease related documents; and construction related documents and projects. Manage document versions, perform final document reviews, and track documents for execution and distribution. Advise office leadership on lease terms for rent payments, maintenance requests, and communicates with landlords. Provides continuous contracting and lease support from start of the site selection process and review of the RFPs through to project construction completion and close out in a highly proactive and responsive manner. Run and deliver reports from the lease administration database, including rent reports and lease abstracts. Provides training on using the lease administration database to various level end users.
Primary Focus Will Include:
Reviews specialty contracts including but not limited to: office leases, amendments, commencement letters, estoppels, SNDAs, NDAs, work letters, notice letters, and other communications between HNTB and landlords.
Provides support as requested for on-going real estate projects and in close collaboration with accounting and other internal departments.
Works collaboratively with the full real estate team, brokers, attorneys and project managers to ensure business unit customers receive the highest level of service and responsiveness possible.
Serves as primary liaison to office personnel, administrators, and landlord in regards to lease interpretation and rent questions.
Travel required up to 25%.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Highly proactive and responsive to internal and external customers.
What You'll Need
Prior to any contract review conducts project risk assessment (PRA) with team to assess project scope detail and value/risk profile to be used as basis for contract review. Using PRA conducts thorough, context sensitive review of professional service contracts and project documentation to assess risks and compliance with company's contracting policies, procedures and insurance program. Prepares and communicate risk assessments and responses to specific inquiries.
Educates project managers and project analysts in the basics of risk assessment and the role of Contracting & Claims (C&C) in contract review and risk evaluation as well as the overall role of Enterprise Operations (EO) regarding Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Cash. Serves as the primary liaison (single point of contact) to project team and coordinates with all other EO staff and resources needed to resolve business unit needs.
Reviews specialty contracts including but not limited to office leases, technology contracts, general business contracts, joint venture agreements, design build agreements and federal contracts. Provides support as requested for on-going or potential claim situations and in close coordination with Enterprise Risk Management.
Works collaboratively with the Contracting & Claims coordinator, attorneys and contract specialists to ensure that work loads are balanced and business unit customers receive the highest level of service and responsiveness possible. Responds to inquiries from project leaders and other management in the area of risk assessment.
Supports proposal activity as necessary, especially regarding contract language, compliance with insurance requirements and unique issues. Drafts and proposes alternative contract text to proactively mitigate/minimize risk exposure. Provides support for negotiation of contracts with clients and sub-consultants.
Performs other duties as assigned.
7 years contract review & editing or paralegal experience
9 years contract review & editing or paralegal experience
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Bellevue, WA (Seattle), Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Golden Valley, MN (Minneapolis), Kansas City, MO
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Job Type: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Category: Corporate Services Group