Senior Director, Associate General Counsel - Commercial Bank, Real Estate

Capital One
Bethesda, MD
Jun 22, 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Full Time
Senior Director, Associate General Counsel - Commercial Bank, Real Estate. NYC 299 Park Avenue (22957), United States of America, New York, New York. At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.. Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.. Senior Director, Associate General Counsel - Commercial Bank, Real Estate. The Capital One Legal Department is seeking an experienced commercial real estate attorney to support its growing Commercial Bank. This is a new role and this attorney will be the primary subject matter expert supporting our multi-billion dollar Commercial Real Estate (CRE) business, a segment within the Commercial Bank, that provides permanent and construction financing for a broad range of projects (including multifamily housing, office buildings, and industrial facilities), financing for REITS and real estate funds and loans supported by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA.. In addition this role will be responsible for leading a new and exciting project to enhance the legal infrastructure of CRE and drive consistency across business platforms.. The successful candidate must have outstanding legal and communication skills, an ability to anticipate and deliver on the needs of an innovative, sophisticated and fast- paced business and the flexibility to simultaneously manage a wide range of transactions and projects. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to work with an exceptional group of legal and business professionals in a dynamic. environment.. Responsibilities:. Advise the Commercial Real Estate real estate lending business and other Commercial Bank banking units on a wide variety of matters. Provide and coordinate overall delivery of legal support to CRE as a trusted advisor and partner to the senior management team, transaction teams and other internal partners. Lead the legal process for structuring, diligencing, documentation, negotiation and closing of CRE transactions. Engage and oversee outside legal counsel as needed in an effective and efficient manner.. Partner collaboratively with other internal counsel and business teams. Represent the Commercial Bank with external parties, including customers, regulators, partners, industry trade groups and outside law firms. Provide thought and strategic leadership on relevant industry and regulatory developments. Lead projects such as the development of form documents, negotiations guidelines and training sessions. Partner with the Commercial Bank's Risk and Compliance officers to ensure comprehensive support. Partner with the operations team to drive process improvements. Collaborate with Special Assets legal and business teams in support of workout and restructuring matters. Collaborate with in-house litigation team in support of litigation matters. The idea candidate will bring a combination of these attributes:. Detailed working knowledge of commercial real estate lending issues involving title insurance, surveys, zoning, flood, casualty/liability insurance, licensing, and non- recourse carveouts, syndication and market standards. Demonstrable advocacy and oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact successfully with all functions and levels of Bank associates, including senior management. Demonstrated ability to quickly understand the business needs and partner with the business, underwriting group, other members of the Legal Department and other constituents to create solutions and effectively deliver team results. Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to get issues resolved across organizational borders. Basic Qualifications:. JD degree and a state bar member in good standing. At least 10 years of major law firm or in-house legal department experience with commercial real estate transactions, including mortgage-secured real estate financing, construction lending, mezzanine loans and intercreditor arrangements. At least 1 year of experience leading projects relating to form document development. Preferred Qualifications:. Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to real estate lending across industries and structures. Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills. Experience with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA Multifamily lending. Experience with lending to REITS and REIFS, Agency Warehouse lending and Subscription lines. Experience with sponsor-backed finance transactions. Experience with loan syndications. Experience managing outside counsel. Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program and compliance with flood requirements. At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.. At Capital One, we think and work like a tech company, using our digital fluency to transform everything about the customer experience.

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