Real Estate Specialist
Real Estate Specialist
The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose port authority located in Vancouver, Wash. along the banks of the Columbia River. The port has handled a variety of bulk and break bulk cargos since 1912.
The Port of Vancouver USA is a hub for more than 7 million tons of cargo moving from as far away as the Midwest to the Middle East, making its way on barges, rail, ships, or trucks all converging on port docks. The bulk of cargo at the port includes wheat, minerals, autos, large project cargo, and liquids.
The port is in a period of transition to triple our cargo tonnage in the coming years. We are a versatile, hard-working port on a mission to create jobs and trade for the region. Our $275 million rail project supports growing wheat, corn, and soy exports, while attracting new customers and other commodities. This is an exciting, highly visible time, requiring outreach and dialog with our community and stakeholders.
The port is also home to over 50 industrial tenants that vary from panel manufacturing to electronics recycling and small-batch beer malt distributing. We have recently added more than 50 acres of ready-to-build industrial property, and are set to grow.
Sound interesting? Read on.
We seek a professional, knowledgeable, Real Estate Specialist for a full-time regular position. The essential responsibilities for the Real Estate Specialist may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Actively support the Ports mission and vision and demonstrate values consistently.
Work effectively as a team player with all Port employees to promote a positive work environment.
Directly support business development transactions at the Port of Vancouver, including leases, real property purchases and sales, easements and access agreements, and related documents. This position will also provide or coordinate paralegal support to other port staff sections.
Outstanding people skills and the ability to work with a wide range of personalities.
This position is responsible to represent the Ports interests during real estate transactions through ensuring sufficient protections are present in all documents.
Manage, summarize, review, analyze, and draft real estate documents.
Coordinate with staff and external attorneys to assist with the preparation, drafting, editing of real estate documentation. This includes purchase and sale agreements, closing documents, leases, amendments, extensions, assignments, terminations, access and license agreements, easements, confidentiality agreements, and estoppel certificates, etc.
Track assigned projects and issues related to real estate transactions and documents.
Responsible to confirm that agreed changes have been incorporated into final documents, cross-references are correct, etc.
Summarize material terms of contracts (including declarations, covenants, leases, and other real estate documents).
Perform legal and factual research and investigation using research databases and other resources
Support all aspects and stages of real estate transactions, with an emphasis on leases, acquisitions and sales including due diligence review, document preparation, closing logistics/mechanics coordination, post-closing follow-up, and other transactional requirements.
Ability to research legal issues and make recommendations.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Undergraduate degree in business administration or equivalent education and experience required. Real estate license in Washington State is desired. Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience): Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate from an ABA-accredited institution and experience in complex real estate transactions in a lead paralegal role is preferred.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of real estate and related experience, including a background in real estate transactions, leasing, and development, with a law firm or in-house legal department.
Communication Skills - College level written and verbal communications skills. Must be able to communicate effectively up, down, and across the entire organization clearly and succinctly in a variety of styles to get messages across that have the desired effect. The ability to develop and deliver formal presentations in a variety of settings. (i.e. one-on-one, small or large groups). Strong proofreading and editing skills
Computer Skills: Advanced personal computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office suite.
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The posting will remain open until May 16, 2022
The Port of Vancouver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Port of Vancouver complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Job Ref: 139475