Counsel - Real Estate

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted
27 Sep 2021
Closes
07 Dec 2021
Ref
R7917
Function
Operations
Level
Manager
About Gap Inc.

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.    

This simple idea-that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms-is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our teamis made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to  learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

About the Role

Gap Inc. is seeking an action-oriented attorney with proven ability and self-motivation to provide effective, strategic, and business-minded legal services and counsel with a high-level of independence on a wide range of Real Estate Law matters. Your primary focus of work will be negotiating and managing retail leasing of Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Athleta stores located in the U.S. and Canada. You would also have the opportunity to work on property management and commercial contract matters across our four brands.

What You'll Do

  • Retail Leasing - Draft, review, and negotiate retail lease agreements, lease amendments, and related agreements for Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Athleta brands in evolving and exciting retail landscape
  • Store Portfolio Support - Serve as subject matter expert on lease-related matters and partner with Gap Inc's Real Estate teams, including, Property Management, Corporate Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Architecture & Engineering, Construction, and Store Maintenance on contract negotiation, issue evaluation, and resolution
  • Landlord and Tenant Dispute Resolution - Assess and resolve tenant and landlord disputes, including litigation matters, concerning lease-related issues such as additional rent audits, co-tenancy disputes, delivery of possession requirements, construction/maintenance issues, building code/safety/ADA matters, casualty and other risk management issues
  • Property Management - Opportunity to work on complex transactions and resolve disputes concerning Gap Inc's owned and leased properties, including, headquarter and regional offices, customer experience centers, other corporate facilities; negotiate vendor contracts and resolve vendor issues concerning property operations and construction services related to retail stores and corporate offices/facilities
  • Collaboration - Opportunity to work intimately with cross-functional business partners on different brand initiatives and projects. Work collaboratively with other members of the Real Estate Law team to ensure and promote best in class real estate and leasing policies and practices
  • Management - Ensure appropriate training is delivered and manage other Real Estate Law team members, as necessary


Who You Are

  • Must have a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-approved law school
  • Licensed to practice law in U.S. with 4+ years commercial real estate experience, preferably both in-house and with a law firm
  • Prior relevant work experience negotiating retail leases, amendments, estoppels, SNDAs, construction-related agreements, and other commercial leasing related matters
  • Proven ability to negotiate and resolve disputes with landlords related to tenant rights under leases
  • Have worked independently and led boldly with intention in working with cross-functional clients
  • Excellent and persuasive written and oral communication skills
  • Business-minded problem solving, not just problem spotting
  • Exhibit exceptional integrity, judgment, and discretion
  • Ability and motivation to develop strong business acumen and robust understanding of the business areas in which you will be involved

Notice to applicants in San Francisco: Gap Inc. and its related brands will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here: English Spanish Chinese Tagalog

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we've been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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