Corporate Counsel - HOA and Community Management at Amherst
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
The Amherst Residential platform provides a comprehensive suite of services to facilitate the ownership of single-family rental properties, including property management services, asset-level financing, and asset management services. With a deep understanding of and proprietary analytics on the single-family home and mortgage markets, Amherst's platform combines a unique combination of national scale with local market knowledge and execution.
The Legal & Compliance team seeks a Corporate Counsel who will report directly to the Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, who leads legal and compliance teams for Real Estate Operations. The Amherst Homes division partners with developers to construct single-family rental communities in a build-to-rent strategy. This role will help manage the legal and compliance needs for these communities, including HOA formation and management.
Draft and negotiate HOA formation documents and CCRs relating to the various single-family rental communities;
Coordinate and oversee the legal aspects of transitioning existing HOA control and management from developer when appropriate; community change and amendment; and governance;
Analysis of existing deed and use restrictions;
Manage HOA related litigation and appeals; advise and assist the team that manages HOA violations and lien;
Manage local, outside counsel engaged to assist the Company with related HOA matters;
Advise team leaders on complex legal matters related to the Company's compliance with real property, HOA, community management and other relevant laws; key legal risk areas pertaining to such matters; and general legal matters as appropriate.
JD required; bar membership required; licensed to practice in a state in which Amherst operates; this position is based in the Company’s Austin, Texas headquarters
5 – 7 years in real estate with a preferred focus in single family or multi family transactions; HOA, POA and Condominium Association formation and management.
Strong project management skills, ability to run transactions to completion, work independently, exercise good judgment, and change direction or priorities on short notice.
Attention to detail is critical; professionalism and customer-centricity are a must.
Intelligent, energetic and goal-oriented with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, while exercising sound judgment.
A self-starter with the ability to follow through and complete tasks in a highly intellectual, collaborative environment.
Well-organized and detail oriented.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
High competencies in strategic thinking and negotiation
Reports to Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer – Real Estate Operations
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.