Sr. Leasing Paralegal - HUTTON

February 12, 2018


Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

Position: Senior Leasing Paralegal

We are looking for a detail oriented, senior-level paralegal with a strong work ethic and a robust background in commercial retail leasing transactional work.  The ideal candidate will have a roll up the sleeves, can do attitude; will be relationship-oriented; and will have a passion for real estate and analyzing, reviewing and drafting retail leases. The individual for this position will perform a variety of legal services in connection with leasing and developing shopping centers, strip centers and other retail developments.

The Senior Leasing Paralegal will draft and negotiate retail leases and amendments; prepare and negotiate development related agreements, such as purchase agreements, easements and licenses; analyze and abstract leases; and track key dates (e.g., delivery dates, rent commencement dates, etc.); and provide other services as part of our Legal team.


  • Minimum 5 years of commercial retail leasing experience.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Reliable self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a team
  • Highly motivated, innovative team player
  • High level of proficiency with Word, Outlook, Excel (Microsoft Office).
  • Strong experience in drafting retail leases, required; experience negotiating retail leases, preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with groups internally and externally, including senior executives

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and negotiate retail leases, lease amendments and development related agreements, such as letters of intent, purchase agreements, easements and licenses.
  • Follow-up with third parties to ensure all leasing documents are completed and returned within specified timeframe.
  • Coordinate execution of leases and related agreements.
  • Organize, assemble and distribute leases and related documents to support leasing efforts.
  • Open, set up, organize and maintain accurate real estate and legal files.
  • Prepare internal monthly reports, as needed
  • Demonstrate ability to oversee and coordinate high-volume number of deals and time-critical deadlines to achieve company objectives.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work and multi-task in order to meet deadlines.
  • Coordinate deals with development, construction, property management and accounting teams, as needed.
  • Operates with a mindset of delivering consistent and exceptional customer service to all internal and external clients and partners
  • Create and revise form documents for retail transactions.
  • Analyze retail leases and prepare lease abstracts.
  • Track delivery dates, rent commencement dates, tenant allowance payments and other key components within retail leases, and create and maintain reporting for same.
  • Provide legal services to the company’s real estate and development teams.
  • Provide additional legal support to the company’s real estate and development and property management teams as needed.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate or degree. Consideration will be given for significant work experience in lieu of a degree or certificate.


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