Senior Director Leasing Lawyer (8-12 years of experience)

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September 22, 2021

Choice Properties (TSX:CHP.UN), Canada’s largest diversified REIT, is the owner, manager and developer of a high-quality portfolio comprising of over 700 properties totalling 65 million square feet of gross leasable area. Choice Properties owns a portfolio of retail and office properties in attractive markets and an unmatched development pipeline. Its strategy is to create value by enhancing and optimizing its portfolio through accretive acquisitions, strategic development and active property management. Its strategic alliance with its principal tenants, Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s leading retailer, and Shoppers Drug Mart, is a key competitive advantage providing long-term growth opportunities.

Choice Properties’ portfolio of properties is internally managed, operated and led by an experienced management team with a strong understanding of the Canadian real estate sector. It is currently seeking a Leasing Lawyer to join its legal team, reporting directly to the VP, Legal. Your responsibilities will include handling all matters dealing with commercial leases, managing a team of lawyers and leasing clerks and providing general support to the business on leasing matters. Liaising between different business groups and departments within Choice, you will need to employ a dynamic work ethic. This position is located on the subway line at Yonge and St Clair, however, there is flexibility to work partially from home.

The ideal candidate will have 8-12 years of leasing experience gained from a law firm or in-house with a real estate company. General commercial real estate experience as well as experience with title searches will also be seen as an asset, but not a requirement. In order to succeed in this role, you will need to have exceptional written and communication skills, be organized, detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task, prioritize and take initiative. As you will be managing a team, the ability to take a leadership role will be essential to succeed in this role as will internal motivation and engagement with the work.

This is an exciting time to join the legal team in a growing and dynamic REIT. We can offer a supportive and high energy environment with a broad range of top-notch work. If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please send your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Garrett Giannidis at NagataConnex Executive Legal Search at

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