Revantage

Paralegal

Job Locations US-Chicago

WHO WE ARE 

Revantage is a Blackstone Company that provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies. Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, and Manufactured Homes. 

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.  

 

WHAT WE VALUE: OUR CULTURE 

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team. We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry. The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be: 

  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams 
  • Enthusiasts  We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible 
  • Leaders  We commit to continuously improve our performance 
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes 
  • Partners  We deliver value and positive impact to our partners 

WHY THIS ROLE IS VALUABLE   

As part of the Revantage, the paralegal will assist real estate attorneys and senior paralegals in connection with hospitality real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financings and other real estate matters.  In performing the responsibilities, the paralegal will work with the legal team in the Chicago and Boca Raton offices, the Blackstone hospitality dispositions deal team based in New York, as well as the members of the BRE Hotel team (based out of multiple states) and hotel management companies.  In addition, the paralegal will interact and work with the following Revantage departments: accounting, income tax, property tax, financial reporting, treasury, and risk services. 

HOW YOU ADD VALUE 

Real Estate Transactional Paralegal Functions:  

  • Assist attorneys with documentation, due diligence and closing of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, loans/refinancing and mergers  
  • Facilitate the collection, review and dissemination of due diligence materials including leases, service contracts, vehicle titles, franchise agreements, hotel management agreements, licenses and permits 
  • Order title commitments, surveys and zoning reports.  Analyze title commitment exception documents against survey and identify potential risks 
  • Order and tract environmental and engineering reports 
  • Prepare non-disclosure agreements, access agreements, critical dates checklist and closing documents.  Actively participating in all closing activities, including obtaining signatures, maintain organized copies of closing documents and ensuring a final closing book is received from counsel 
  • Communicate with title companies, surveyors and third-party vendors as needed to insure a smooth closing.  
  • Periodically request organizational documents for entities in connection with real estate transactions.  This includes forming, qualifying and structuring corporate entities, drafting certificates of authority and resolutions, and requesting certified copies formation documents or good standings. 
  • Abstract Leases, Service Contracts, Franchise Agreements and Management Agreements 
  • Facilitate the transfer of permits and licenses 

Administrative Functions:

  • Maintain Updated Workflow Mapping 
  • Assist with time entry, internal Reportingfiling and maintaining Trackers 
  • Office support (FedEx, copying, scanning, downloading, and saving closing books and obtaining copies from law firms for past or present deals) 
  • Editing/Drafting routine Legal Documents (create the first draft, edits, or research) 

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE   

  • Bachelor’s degree and Paralegal certificate  
  • Minumum of 3 years of experience with a law firm or similar in-house position working as a paralegal on complex real estate transactions preferably with hospitality experience 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, as part of a team, and independently  
  • Must have strong communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills 
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  

PERKS FOR YOU 

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation, and 401(k) 
  • Work-life balance offerings include: 
    • Remote work policy 
    • Productivity Hours – weekly meeting-free work time 
    • Bi-weekly Summer Fridays 
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities 
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits 

EEO Statement 

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employerWe celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and/or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com. 

 

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