The Role

We are currently looking for a Senior Associate with a minimum of 5 years experience to join our Commercial Real Estate practice group in Sydney.

The Team

Baker McKenzie provides a comprehensive range of commercial property related legal services to a large and diverse client base. Our understanding of all aspects of the Australian commercial real estate industry is a result of our many years' experience assisting our many local and international clients.

The size and diversity of our Commercial Real Estate group enables us to deliver a complete and seamless service, ranging from entire project management to smaller scale advice work. The group will often work closely with our other practice groups such as our Taxation, Corporate, Construction and Employment law practices to deliver the most effective result for our clients.

With international projects, we are accustomed to working closely with the Baker McKenzie offices throughout the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere in the world. This network gives our lawyers a unique level of access to international reference material, experience and precedents which frequently provides clients with invaluable assistance. 

The commercial real estate assignments which our clients have entrusted to us are evidence of our relevant and unique expertise.

Qualifications & Experience

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • minimum 5 years' commercial real estate experience, within private practice, in the following areas;
    • Commercial Sales & Acquisitions
    • Commercial and Retail Leasing
    • 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;
  • a strong academic background;
  • excellent analytical, communication, and research skills;
  • a commitment to high work standards and strong attention to detail;
  • an ability to demonstrate initiative and proactivity;
  • an ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship;
  • an ability to work well in a team environment (including across Australian offices and internationally);
  • a willingness to learn; and
  • a willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences.

The Firm

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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 Kathleen Blackburn, Talent Management Consultant, +61 2 8922 5255.