Real Estate Counsel
As part of our Legal Team, the Real Estate Counsel will be charged with managing the lease negotiation process, liaising with property owners and managers, managing outside counsel and serving as a bridge between Knotel’s Legal and Real Estate teams. Knotel continues to expand and the Real Estate Counsel will ensure we meet the demands of our rapidly growing property portfolio.
What You’ll Do
- Work closely with our Real Estate team in executing lease transactions domestically and abroad
- Manage process and outside counsel from the initial negotiation phase through lease (and other property agreement) execution
- Manage internal systems and processes to facilitate efficient lease review and negotiations, tracking of key lease terms and related data
- Provide support to the design and construction teams
- Work with facilities teams to resolve property level disputes
- Draft and review leases, amendments, renewals, commencement date agreements, estoppels, SNDAs and other related documents.
Who You Are
You have an entrepreneurial spirit and product driven mindset. You’re excited by the challenges that come along with building a disruptive business and this role is exciting to you because you want to build and improve internal process, policies and products at high growth company. You pride yourself on your judgement and ability to act decisively in situations requiring quick but thorough analysis and decision-making. You’re detail-oriented, have strong organizational and communication skills, and are able to prioritize and re-prioritize based on changing business needs. You also have the following:
- Have at least 3-5 years experience in commercial real estate transactions (including leasing), ideally at a top law firm (in-house experience a plus)
- Have a JD from a top accredited law school and exceptional academic credentials
- Are a member in good standing of the New York bar, or eligible to register as in-house counsel in New York
With over 3 million square feet across 200 locations in New York, San Francisco, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Brazil and Paris, Knotel is transforming the way we work with its Agile HQ™ Platform. Making long-term leases a thing of the past, Knotel designs, builds, and operates custom spaces for enterprises, so that business leaders can focus on building the future.
Founded in 2016, Knotel has raised $160 million in funding, and was named a Business Insider Top 50 Startup and New York's Hottest New Workspace Model. Knotel’s member network includes companies like Starbucks, HotelTonight, and Omnicom. To learn more, visit knotel.com.
Our Core Values
Fly your Flag - Don’t check your identity at the door. Bring it inside - we are better for it.
Don’t Look Away - Care for the details no one told you about. Make every space a home and give the gift of belonging.
Outcomes, Not Processes - Time is precious. Save it. Start with the goal and back out the journey
Get Uncomfortable - Innovation starts at the edge of the unknown. Embrace the adventure and sign up for the hairy challenges.
“Where is it Engraved…” - Question orthodoxy.
Share in the Victory Dance - No one summits alone. Leverage the best in others and offer the most in yourself.
Diversity & Inclusion at Knotel
At Knotel, we know that a diverse workforce fosters our individual and collective success. We are committed to building an inclusive, collaborative culture where people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and religious backgrounds can do their best work. This is all fueled by our employees, who drive the efforts and initiatives outlined here.