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R177778 Posted 11/20/2023

Manager, Counsel - Real Estate/Security

McLean, Virginia | Richmond, Virginia
  • Category Legal
  • Experience Sr. Manager
  • Primary Address McLean, Virginia


Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Manager, Counsel - Real Estate/Security

The Team

CAST (Corporate and Strategic Transactions) is a team within Capital One's Legal Department that is at the tip of the spear in executing on Capital One's transactional activity, including mergers & acquisitions, strategic investments, complex procurement and outsourcing contracts, line of business transactions, card programs, and corporate real estate transactions. In addition, the diverse group of attorneys and other legal professionals within CAST advise our diversified businesses on a broad range of business matters in a constantly changing, stimulating and collegial environment. Through its bold initiatives, state of the art infrastructure, breadth of talent, and dynamic work environment, the Legal Department of Capital One has become one of the most highly admired corporate legal departments in the country.

Based in McLean and Richmond, CAST prides itself on providing its associates with an environment that fosters authenticity and a space for growth and development, and fostering a culture where each associate is respected and their individual contributions are valued. 

The Role

The Manager, Counsel - Real Estate is a hybrid business counsel/transactional attorney role that will be responsible for advice and counsel on a variety of complex real estate matters, working alongside others in CAST supporting the Company’s Global Workplace Services (GWS) and Retail Bank real estate teams, with a strong focus on physical/access security matters.

 Responsibilities Include: 

  • Independently managing (including drafting and negotiating) a wide range of corporate real estate transactions – with a focus on leasing, purchase and sale agreements, land use/zoning matters,  landlord-tenant disputes , and physical security matters

  • Collaborate with multiple cross-functional teams and stakeholders in support of the Company's real property transactions, risk analysis related to both office and retail portfolios, and regulatory monitoring 

  • Independently identify and propose mitigation plans for legal and operational risks in proposed transactions and processes related to corporate real estate and physical/access security, including serving as the legal risk steward in forums tasked with the same

  • Proactively propose and implement process improvements that promote efficiencies and advise on internal guidelines and procedures

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with legal and business stakeholders

  • Implement and manage repeatable, controlled processes for transactional work

  • When necessary, managing and coordinating outside counsel, including management of the delivery of services and cost

The Person

An ideal candidate will be a seasoned legal professional with proven ability to operate effectively in a complex, highly regulated, and evolving environment, and will have the following experience and skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple transactions, take on new responsibilities and handle novel issues is critical 

  • Exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to identify, lead and manage a negotiation team 

  • Ability to advise and counsel business groups on legal issues related to real property and physical/access security

  • Capacity to understand and balance business goals with legal risk, and ability to articulate the reasoning behind legal advice

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a team player, interacting with associates across departments and job levels

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision 

  • Strong organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail

  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work cooperatively with internal constituents to create efficient processes and to get issues resolved across organizational boundaries 

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and flexibility to adapt to changing needs

  • Ability and desire to learn new areas of law

  • Ability and willingness to work as a team player

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar

  • At least 3 years of experience as an attorney in a law firm, government or an in-house legal department, or a combination, with a focus on real property transactions (including both landlord and tenant side) and third party procurement, vendor or outsourcing transactions (including from the buy side)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience as an attorney in a law firm, government or an in-house legal department, or a combination, with a focus on real property transactions (including both landlord and tenant side) and providing physical security guidance.

  • 2+ years of experience providing advice and counsel on real property and physical security matters to clients in the financial services industry

  • 2+ years of experience providing advice and counsel on complex real property transactions including land use, environmental, leasing, dispositions and acquisitions; experience handling landlord-tenant disputes

  • 2+ years of experience providing advice and counsel on complex physical security matters, including life safety, threat management, access control and mixed use development security

  • Experience with Google Workspace

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.  

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at theCapital One Careers website. Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.

No agencies please. Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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