NexMetro is an innovative real estate developer that is revolutionizing how consumers think about housing. We are seeking to hire a junior attorney with a focus on real estate and finance transactions.

The position will be located in Phoenix, AZ. The junior attorney will be part of the Company’s legal team and report to the Senior Real Estate Attorney. The junior attorney will work closely with acquisition, development, asset management, accounting, finance, and tax professionals within the company and with outside counsel. The role will involve assisting with the legal structuring of real estate investments and working on term sheets, purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, construction agreements, and property management agreements. This position will have exposure to a breadth of work and involvement across all aspects of real estate transactions.

NexMetro is one of the nation’s largest single-family rental community developers, specializing in building communities for consumers seeking a home that rents like an apartment but lives like a single family house. NexMetro develops single family rental communities marketed under the name Avilla Homes. Avilla neighborhoods combine the benefits of luxury residential single-family living with the convenience, flexibility, and professional on-site management of a Class A apartment community. The result is a new residential hybrid housing option, detached single story homes in prime suburban locations that are highly differentiated from traditional rental products. Founded in 2012 and a pioneer in the space, NexMetro has over $2.0 billion underway, in development, or completed, comprised of over 50 properties spanning locales from Arizona to Florida. We are an entrepreneurial company with a strong, passionate company culture, and we are seeking team members with a similar mindset.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Support in-house attorneys and the organization in handling a broad range of legal issues for multi-family real estate transactions.
  • Prepare and review numerous types of agreements for a broad range of real estate transactions, including financings, acquisitions, development, operations, leasing, and dispositions.
  • Prepare notices, letters, filings, applications, checklists, certificates, legal correspondence, and other documents.
  • Prepare and review corporate organizational documents.
  • Proofread title and legal documents to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Review and analyze real estate and finance documents and prepare abstracts and closing binders.
  • Perform due diligence reviews and support the transaction closing process.
  • Manage and ensure compliance with contractual critical dates and obligations.
  • Work on special assignments that may require conducting fact or legal research and prepare reports and summaries.
  • Organize and maintain legal documents in an electronic filing system.

Summary of Ideal Qualifications:

  • JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • Preferred experience in commercial real estate law, multi-family real estate law, real estate finance law, land use and development, and/or corporate law.
  • Knowledge of real estate and finance terminology and real estate and finance documents.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve legal matters and develop appropriate solutions to enable the team to achieve company objectives.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills with others at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet key deadlines, and have exceptional organizational skills in a fast paced environment.
  • Capacity to learn new substantive legal topics as needed.
  • Effective at representing the company’s interests.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a busy, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.

NexMetropian Qualities:

NexMetro Team members, also known as NexMetropians, are a diverse group of professionals from many walks of life, but there are certain traits that create a common thread among us. NexMetropians are humble, understanding that our strength comes through our collective abilities and not through individual achievement. NexMetropians are hardworking team members and are willing to roll up our sleeves to help others regardless of our roll within the organization. NexMetropians lead by example, and we do not ask our team members to do something we are not willing to or haven’t had to do ourselves in the past. And finally, NexMetropians are a lot of fun, and we enjoy working together to build a great company and a great product for our residents.