The Role

We are currently looking for an Associate with 2 -4 years' experience to join our Commercial Real Estate Practice in Sydney.

The Team

Our Commercial Real Estate Group assists major local and international clients in maximising the efficiency of their real estate investment portfolios throughout Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond. 

We assist real estate fund managers, private equity investors, hotel owners, public and private sector clients (including high net worth clients), project financiers, developers and property trusts doing business across Australia and in offshore markets. We have also built a reputation for helping large corporations and luxury brands meet their real estate needs by successfully negotiating commercial agreements for lease, leases and other arrangements to assist them in meeting their specialized accommodation and facility requirements as well as developing outsourcing solutions. Our group is renowned for its hotels practice and, in the last year, has acted on most of Australia’s largest hotel sales, acquisitions and mergers and acquisitions.

Working closely with our global offices and our Construction, Hotels Resorts & Tourism, REITs, Taxation, Employment, Corporate and Financial Services groups, we provide comprehensive, high-quality legal services to our clients, in their activities in Australia and across the globe.

Qualifications & Experience

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • minimum 2 - 4 years'  property law experience in commercial sales and acquisitions, commercial and retail leasing, and real estate due diligence;
  • relevant experience in a top tier or leading international firm preferred;
  • a strong client service orientation;
  • strong technical, drafting and commercial skills;
  • business development aptitude, interest, and experience;
  • relevant legal qualifications;
  • strong academic background;
  • excellent analytical, communication, and research skills;
  • commitment to high work standards;
  • ability to demonstrate initiative and proactivity; and
  • ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship;
  • ability to work well in a team environment (including across Australian offices and internationally); and
  • willingness to learn.

The Firm

Please click here to see a video introducing our Firm.

At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. Our lawyers work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 78 locations across 46 countries.

Baker McKenzie Australia can offer you access to complex, market leading matters working with some of the world's best legal minds – people who know the law and who understand business. We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network. Locally, we have an inclusive culture of learning, coaching and opportunity where you will work in small teams on matters that often cross borders. We value people who think ahead and get noticed.

Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm. Our mission is to foster an environment where individuals of every ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, disability, carer status and working style may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm. As part of our inclusive culture, we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Baker McKenzie provides information and support relating to the recruitment process for transgender and gender diverse candidates.  Please let us know if you would like to receive this additional support.

Our bAgile program encourages a range of flexible work opportunities for all. We invite you to let us know of any reasonable adjustments you require to equitably participate in the recruitment process or in performing the requirements of this role.

To Apply

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Angelique Holden, Talent Management Consultant, +61 2 8922 5596.