The Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Canada’s leading, innovative and client-focused law firm, is seeking Senior Associate – Commercial Real Estate.
If you are a lawyer with drive, knowledge and at least 5+ years of experience in commercial real estate, come explore a new career and experience the momentum of BLG.
Through our distinctive client-focused approach, you will grow your career working with leading professionals as part of a creative, multi-disciplinary team. This is an ideal position for a lawyer committed to exceeding clients’ goals and changing the future. Top professionals who want to innovate and collaborate should apply. Right from the start you will have the strength of our people and the BLG brand behind you.
Depending on your background, you can expect to advise clients on:
- Purchase and sale of investment properties, across all asset classes, and for a wide variety of regional, national and international investors
- Development approvals and complex subdivisions, on a broad range of commercial, residential and mixed-use projects
- Leasing, for sophisticated landlords and tenants, in the retail, office and industrial sectors
- Construction and take-out financings for institutional and private lenders, and for investment funds
- Regulatory and real property tax matters
How to Apply
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.
At BLG only those BLG members who are fully vaccinated against COVD-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada will be permitted to attend a BLG office or event. “Fully vaccinated” means having received the full series (usually 2 doses) of a vaccine approved by Health Canada, with more than 14 days having passed since the second dose was administered. “Attending a BLG office” includes attending social or business gatherings organized by the Firm, with limits on the number of attendees in accordance with public health guidelines. With respect to client meetings, only fully vaccinated members of the Firm can meet in person with clients (others can attend virtually), unless prior authorization has been obtained from BLG and the client. For any BLG member who is not fully vaccinated, and if the Firm requires your attendance in the office to perform your role, you must take a rapid antigen test conducted within the 24 hours prior to your coming to the office, and you must show proof of a negative test result. A new test is required for each day you are physically in the office. Accommodations will be made for valid medical and religious reasons.
BLG is committed to building and fostering a workplace that is reflective of our communities, where all firm members feel included, valued, and heard. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates but acknowledge the systemic and structural barriers that have, historically, marginalized and barred certain groups from accessing employment opportunities. As part of our commitment to removing barriers to employment, we strongly encourage applications from members of these historically marginalized groups including, but not limited to, Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and women. Accommodations are available, upon request, in all aspects of the recruitment process.
*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and partners are not eligible for consideration.