In House Counsel

SmartCentres - Legal Counsel, Corporate and Legal Operations

November 16, 2023

SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust (SmartCentres) is one of Canada’s largest fully integrated REITs, with a best-in-class portfolio featuring 189 strategically located properties in communities across the country. SmartCentres has $11.8 billion in assets and owns 34.9 million square feet of income-producing value-oriented retail space.

SmartCentres is seeking to add a skilled and highly motivated Commercial Real Estate/Leasing Lawyer to join their team as Legal Counsel, Corporate and Legal Operations at their headquarters in Vaughan, Ontario. Reporting to the Vice President and Senior Counsels, the successful candidate will advise on all aspects of a variety of real estate transactions with both private and public sector entities. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: advising on acquisitions and dispositions, financings, development activities and joint ventures, as well as negotiating and drafting agreements related to these transactions. The successful candidate will also support the Leasing Team with respect to the negotiation and drafting of leases, ancillary lease-related documents, and advise on all lease-related and property management issues. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to expand your expertise and advise on general corporate and legal matters as they arise.

The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of post-call commercial real estate experience with an emphasis on commercial leasing and corporate real estate. Familiarity with regulated environments is an asset. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the strategic direction of one of Canada’s premier and fully integrated real estate organizations as it continues to expand with intensification and mixed-use development strategies.

If you have the requisite skills and a business-minded approach to the practice of law, please apply in complete confidence to Erica Deffett or Adam Lepofsky at RainMaker Group. |

As this is an exclusive assignment with RainMaker Group, any resumes sent directly to SmartCentres will be re-directed to RainMaker Group. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Size of Company

200 + people

Area of Practice

Real Estate

Experience Required

4+ years