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4 Nov 2020

Full-Time Real Estate Counsel

Apex Clean Energy – Posted by Apex Clean Energy Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Job Description

Role Overview
Apex is seeking Real Estate Counsel to manage real estate transactions related to the development, financing, construction, and operation of utility-scale renewable energy projects. This position reports to the Senior Real Estate Counsel.
Our Real Estate Counsels occupy a multi-faceted role and provide leadership for projects at all phases of the development life cycle. The position requires impressive cross-functional skills as you’ll have insight into the entirety of the development process.
Our ideal candidate is an action-oriented, hard-working team player who can jump in and support projects from a variety of angles. This position requires excellent communication and writing skills as well as the ability to balance priorities and shift needs on the go. A passion for renewable energy is a must.

Hours: Full Time
Department: Land Management
Travel: 0%

Primary Responsibilities
• Prepare real estate contracts required in conjunction with the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy projects
• Negotiate leases and other real estate agreements with landowners and landowner attorneys
• Review title commitments, title proformas, ALTA surveys and supervise title curative work required to obtain title policies in preparation for project financing.
• Work closely with title companies and lenders’ counsel to satisfy all requirements leading up to project financing
• Lead real estate efforts related to project finance including responding to real estate due diligence requests from lenders, investors and other financing partners
• Interact with landowners and landowner attorneys in a manner that projects a positive image of the company
• Coordinate with GIS, engineering and development teams throughout the development, construction and operation phases of renewable energy projects
• Provide legal support for property administration analysts, leasing analysts and title analysts

Success Profile
To succeed as a Real Estate Counsel at Apex Clean Energy, you’ll need to excel within the following criteria:
• Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school
• Admitted to a state bar and eligible for admission to Virginia State Bar as corporate counsel (if not already admitted as a full member)
• Minimum 3 years of experience with large-scale, leveraged real estate transactions, solar and wind energy related experience preferred
• Strong grasp of real estate contract terms and conditions, and ability to understand and interpret complex legal documents
• Familiarity with lease negotiations and experience reviewing vesting deeds, entity documents and trust agreements
• Experience with lender expectations related to real estate documents, title policies and ALTA surveys; familiarity with tax credit equity preferred
• Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams of internal and external resources
• Excellent leadership, communication, organizational, and negotiation skills
• Ability to project a positive image of the company and cultivate and maintain positive relationships
• Ability to work in Charlottesville, Virginia

How to Apply

Job Types: Full-Time.

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