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Senior Inhouse Lawyer - Construction & Real Estate.

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Work type: Full time
Location: New South Wales
Categories: Corporate

From the iconic vertical gardens of Sydney’s Central Park, to the world’s most sustainable shopping centre at Burwood Brickworks in Melbourne, and Australia’s answer to Silicon Valley at Central Place Sydney, Frasers Property Australia creates sustainable places which unite people for a better future.

Our operations cover residential, build-to-rent, commercial and retail development, we own and manage investment property, and provide property and asset management services. With a focus on place-making and community building, we’ve built over 140,000 homes for Australians.

Due to ongoing growth, our Legal Team are currently seeking to add a Senior Lawyer to the team based in our Rhodes Office. Reporting to the General Manager - Legal, the Senior Lawyer will be responsible for providing legal support and advice as part of the Legal Team to the wider Frasers Property Australia business in the provision of services that assist the company with asset management and delivering property developments across their full lifecycle.

While the role is based at Rhodes (with car parking provided) we encourage employees to manage their work-life balance with flexible work hours and work from home arrangements. Our team offers a collaborative and cohesive work culture with plenty of support and opportunities for your ongoing professional development.

As the successful applicant, this role will see your responsibilities include:

  • Managing project acquisition documents including options, contracts for sale of land and project development and delivery agreement
  • Establishment and ongoing management of joint venture transactions and third-party finance
  • Supporting corporate and shared business units including IT and Company Secretariate
  • Consultancy services agreements and construction contracts including D&C contracts, minor works contracts and supply agreements
  • Master residential sale contracts and marketing material, including advertising and promotions as well as the FPA loyalty program
  • Liaising with internal and external groups around taxation, FIRB, insurance and other regulatory matters
  • Assisting with purchaser issues and disputes including defects claims and contractual disputes; issues arising from 3rd party insolvencies
  • Supporting the business with commercial and retail leasing and asset management
  • Assisting the embedded network business (Real Utilities)
  • General assistance to the business nationally in project managing all legal aspects of property development projects from acquisition through to post completion
  • Delivering legal training across the business in addition to legal knowledge updates, training and research support

As the ideal applicant you will possess:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a current practising certificate
  • A minimum of 10 years PQE in Property Development / Real Estate obtained in private practice or in-house environment
  • Demonstrated experience in construction related disputes and litigation will be desirable
  • Experience with joint venture and project finance transactions will be considered advantageous
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • High developed commercial acumen

About Frasers Property in Australia:

International in scale but local at heart, Frasers Property values diversity and believes that together, we’re better. Ours is a culturally safe, inclusive, open-minded workplace where everyone is empowered to be their best, challenged to grow and develop, and rewarded for their achievements. We employ over 500 people nationally, we’re recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and we’re a White Ribbon Accredited workplace.

Frasers Property Australia is an Australian division of Frasers Property Limited, a multi-national real estate company with operations in 70 cities across 20 countries.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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