Sr Counsel

Service line
Advisory Segment
Role type
Chicago – Illinois – United States of America, Dallas – Texas – United States of America
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CBRE is seeking to hire a senior counsel to join its legal team dedicated to Global Workplace Solutions, a $15.3B business. The position will be based in Dallas or Chicago.

About Global Workplace Solutions (GWS):

GWS employs more than 55,000 people, spans 100+ countries, and solves real estate challenges through four primary service lines: Facilities Management, Project Management, Transaction Services, and Real Estate Consulting.

GWS partners with its clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry’s most robust platform. We deliver consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.


Review, negotiate and draft contracts and transactional documentation related to global commercial real estate services, including Facilities Management, Project Management, Transaction Services and Real Estate consulting.

Identify and assess legal and risk issues including by partnering with the business to analyze complex transactions and address and guide on-account matters arising from time to time.

Develop understanding of key insurance products and risk management principles.

Provide legal counsel and guidance to executives, managers and other employees on legal aspects of the GWS business line.

Maintain current knowledge of the law in areas of special interest to the business.

Conduct legal training sessions and assist in the preparation of training materials.

Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

J.D. from ABA accredited university.

Member of State Bar in good standing.

6 years of private practice and/or in-house experience.

Skills and Strengths:

Experience in negotiating complex contracts and transactions, with a preference for professionals who have experience with corporate outsourcing (real estate or IP), mergers and acquisitions or complex real estate or financial transactions.

Excellent analytical, negotiation, communication, problem-solving and drafting skills. Confidence to escalate issues appropriately to supervisors and business decision makers.

Ability to isolate complex legal issues and provide prompt, concise and commercially focused legal advice, while balancing risks and benefits to CBRE.

Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and set priorities with excellent follow-up skills and organization.

Willingness to work on tight timeframes at a fast pace, including occasionally accommodating different time zones on global transactions.

Ability to develop solid relationships with clients and establish productive working relationships with opposing counsel.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a cooperative effort with the overall legal team and GWS business.

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