Commercial Real Estate Solicitor (2 Years PQE) – Top Department

It continues to be a challenging time for all sectors connected to real estate with recruitment numbers dipping to a 8 year recruitment low for Solicitors practicing in commercial conveyancing.

2024 has been more optimistic with more normal trends around recruitment volume and a greater spectrum of PQE's being recruited at by the various departments.

I am speaking with real estate lawyers generally about their career options, and I am specifically interested in speaking with Solicitors that have been 1 and 4 years of experience predominantly in commercial real estate.

About the Team:

My clients Commercial Real Estate team has maintained consistent growth throughout a difficult 2023. They specialise in complex transactions for a variety of public and private clients and offer someone a mature environment to do work of the best quality in real estate law.

You will always be well supported within this team and the dynamic is flat, mature and very collegiate. This department is organised well by a conscientious and fair Partner and as a results have had surprisingly little turnover through the last half decade.

The Role:

  • Manage a varied caseload of commercial real estate files, including acquisitions, disposals, financing, and development.
  • Conduct in-depth due diligence, identifying potential risks and ensuring transaction efficiency.
  • Draft and negotiate precise legal documents in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Build strong professional relationships with clients and colleagues, providing clear and practical advice.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Qualified solicitor with at least 2 years of PQE focused on commercial real estate law.
  • Possess a solid understanding of commercial real estate principles and practice.
  • Demonstrate exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and drafting skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • A proactive, detail-oriented, and collaborative approach to work.
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