Attorney - Real Estate/Multifamily Housing

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Department: Legal

Office: Home Office

Location: West Springfield, MA

Job Description

ATTORNEY - Real Estate/Multifamily Housing

About the Opportunity:

Aspen Square Management, one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate investment and property management firms, is seeking an ambitious attorney with an interest in real estate to join its growing in-house Legal Department. This position is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team providing legal expertise related to a host of business issues ranging from real estate closings and transactions to landlord-tenant issues in a high-volume, multi-state organization. If you plan to stay and grow your career in western Massachusetts, this is a unique opportunity to join a very successful company with a seventy-year track record of success and plans to grow and double in size by the year 2030. We offer a phenomenal culture, exceptional opportunities for growth and an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare acquisition and finance due diligence including title, survey and zoning/land use review
  • Create entities
  • Draft and review documents for 1031 exchange transactions
  • Draft and review legal contracts
  • Draft and review documents for acquisition and disposition transactions
  • Assist with site level property management/landlord-tenant issues
  • Collaborate with other attorneys and paralegals in the legal department to meet the legal needs of a leader in the multifamily housing industry.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Law Degree
  • Strong academic background (top 25% class rank and minimum GPA of 3.35 required)
  • 1-3 years of experience in real estate law preferred. 1-3 years of related legal experience and evidence of taking real estate classes in law school such as taking relevant law school classes (e.g., real estate transactions, land use, taxation, advanced legal writing, and commercial real estate finance) considered.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work a hybrid schedule

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits including:
    • Health, dental, vision, & long-term disability insurance
    • Flexible spending plan
    • 401k Retirement plan with generous company match
    • Paid holidays & vacation
  • Gorgeous new offices in Agawam, Massachusetts

About the Company:

Aspen was founded seventy years ago by local entrepreneur and philanthropist Harold Grinspoon when he purchased his first duplex. Mr. Grinspoon’s incredible business and financial success growing Aspen allowed him to start his own Foundation and become one of 136 pledgers nationwide who joined the Giving Pledge established by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates. That same entrepreneurial spirit that drove the launch of the company is still very present today.

Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, Aspen through its affiliates owns and manages approximately 14,000 apartment units in fifteen states. Known for its fast-paced, people-centric culture, Aspen invests heavily in value-add repositioning and has acquired, renovated and managed over 50,000 apartments in our history (check out our 1 minute “Our Story” video at www.aspensquare.com to see an Aspen transformation!) All apartment community operations are supported by our Home Office which employs about 100 of our 600 employees, while the majority of our employees work from our seventy plus apartment communities located throughout the country. Financially sound, positioned for continued growth, and known for excellence in management within the multi-family housing industry, Aspen is an incredible place to grow your career and truly make a positive impact on people.

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