Real Estate Paralegal

  • Flynn Restaurant Group
  • Independence, Ohio
  • Nov 17, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Position Summary

Flynn Restaurant Group seeks an experienced Real Estate Paralegal to support its dynamic and growing organization. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, Real Estate, the Real Estate Paralegal will play a key role supporting the various leasing, construction, and franchise operations of the Real Estate and Legal Departments. This position will be based in either our Independence, OH Support Center or our Overland Park, KS Support Center, with the flexibility to work remotely up to 2 days per week.


Responsibilities


  • Support broad range of real estate projects, including leasing and franchise operations.
  • Perform due diligence for purchase and sales transactions and leasing, including review of title, surveys, and Phase I reports.
  • Support Lease Administration team and liaise with in-house and outside real estate counsel to track document execution and corresponding deadlines; coordinate execution with appropriate signatory (electronic and wet), coordinate notarizing as needed.
  • Analyze lease provisions, respond to landlord and stakeholder's requests regarding tenant and landlord rights, obligations, and expense issues.
  • Gather and verify information for Tenant Estoppel Certificates and Subordination and Non-Disturbance Agreements (SDNAs); prepare initial drafts for legal review; track process from receipt to full execution.
  • Work with Lease Accounting team to track notice dates and draft renewal letters as needed.
  • Prepare preliminary lease drafts and written correspondence to landlords.
  • Support Franchise Agreement process, including reviewing Franchise Agreement amendments.
  • Track post execution lease documents including Memorandum of Lease, SDNAs, Commencement Date Agreements, and record if necessary.
  • Work with business and construction team to gather and verify construction exhibits for leases and remodels, including scope of work, site plans, and drawings.
  • Support tracking of Tenant Improvement Allowance payments, deadlines, lien releases and required documentation to ensure full and prompt payment.


Required Skills

  • Prior real estate experience
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Responsive and committed to exceptional client-service
  • Proactive
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Smartsheet, PowerPoint, Teams) & Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Experience with e-signature platforms (e.g., Docusign)
  • Sense of humor and an upbeat, can-do attitude, in keeping with the company's "Own It!" philosophy


Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Paralegal certificate or experience a plus, but not required
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in relevant field


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to walk, sit, and stand throughout the day.
  • Ability to see and read small and singled-spaced print.
  • Ability to hear and communicate in person, over the phone, and via videoconference platforms.

Flynn Restaurant Group complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.

Company Background

Greg Flynn founded Flynn Restaurant Group (FRG) in 1999 with the acquisition of eight Applebee's restaurants in Washington State. Since then, the company has grown at over 30% a year, added five leading brands in Taco Bell, Panera, Arby's, Pizza Hut, and Wendy's, and has become the largest restaurant franchise and one of top 20 largest foodservice companies in the United States.


Today, through its six wholly-owned subsidiaries, Apple American Group, Bell American Group, Pan American Group, RB American Group, Hut American Group, and Wend American Group, FRG owns and operates over 440 Applebee's, 280 Taco Bells, 130 Panera cafes, 360 Arby's, 930 Pizza Huts, and 190 Wendy's representing $4 billion in sales and employing almost 73,000 people in 44 states.


Going forward, the company plans to continue its aggressive growth by building and acquiring additional restaurants as well as opportunistically expanding into other brands and businesses.


Why Work for Flynn?

Flynn Restaurant Group offers a variety of benefits and perks to encourage and empower our employees. We are committed to helping each employee work and live to his or her fullest potential. We offer a variety of benefits and perks while working for us:


  • Medical / Dental / Vision
  • Retirement and Savings Plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible/Hybrid Work Schedules
  • Company Outings
  • Dining Discounts
  • PC/Laptop Assistance
  • On-Site Daycare
  • On-Site Workout Facility
  • On-Site CafĂ©
  • FUN Work Environment!

Restaurant Group Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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