Senior Counsel, Real Estate Acquisitions

Vaco Staffing
February 18, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type


Title: Senior Counsel, Real Estate Acquisitions

Location: Houston, Texas

About our client:

Our client is an asset management fintech focused on real estate investments. Currently operating in

stealth mode, they're backed by notable financial and real estate investors. Their mission is to make single property commercial real estate investing accessible, transparent and liquid for everyone.

Top reasons to join them:

  • A rare opportunity - you will help shape the growth of an innovative business.

  • Startup energy, institutional backing - you will move at the speed of a startup but will have

clarity of mission and the full support of our leadership team.

  • Full access - our affiliation with world class partners enables us to access the best and the

brightest in the industry, and you will be empowered to help form and maintain these relationships.

About the Role:

The successful candidate will be an important part of the acquisition team, responsible for negotiation,

drafting and closing of real estate acquisitions. You will report to the Assistant General Counsel and

General Counsel, with the ability to advance to a leadership position and supervise others.

Relevant Experience:

A minimum of six years of legal experience in real estate transactions. Previous experience working in

the public REIT or commercial real estate industry is strongly preferred. JD and license to practice law in

Texas required (or ability to waive into the Texas bar).


  • Demonstrated significant real estate transactional experience, including acquisitions and dispositions, mortgages, insurance, title, surveys, leases and real property diligence.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret business-related real estate issues.

  • Experience with real estate acquisitions for publicly traded entities strongly preferred.

  • High degree of intellectual curiosity with exceptional work ethic, attention-to-detail and cando/will-do attitude.

  • Ability to thrive in the ambiguity that exists in a fast-paced startup environment.

  • Previous success delivering and driving results, as well as demonstrating creativity, innovation and collaboration.

  • Capable of independently writing clear, concise and error-free documents and developing original, creative and sometimes complex documents.

  • Impeccable integrity and judgment skills, to be able to make recommendations to leadership.

  • Ability to manage external counsel and budgets.

  • Ability to work with cross-functional/multi-cultural teams.

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