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Job Title Supervising Associate - Real Estate
Department Real Estate
Role Associate
Job Location Bristol

Our integrated real estate team manages a wide range of transactions in all commercial property asset classes. We have planning, construction and property litigation specialists within our team and draw on local and international colleagues' tax, finance, funds and corporate transactional expertise to deliver a full service in all areas of the market.

Over a third of our diverse, 70-strong international practice are partners, which allows us to assemble teams that are tailored to each client's needs and are truly partner led. We take pride in our legal and project management skills but also in our ability to understand the commercial issues faced by our clients.

Our clients include institutional funds, private equity houses, financial institutions and individual investors. We are proud that many of these relationships have lasted decades (and, in one case, over a century). The breadth of our work has enabled us to develop an impressive understanding of the real estate sector and a network of contacts that continues to prove valuable to many of our clients.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Supervising Associate with up to 6 years' PQE with solid commercial real estate experience to join our growing Bristol office. A variety of commercial real estate work is on offer, advising on all aspects of commercial property law, leases and landlord and tenant matters. There will also be exposure to property finance, insolvency/recovery, corporate occupier work, PFI/PPP projects, mortgage securitisations and more.

Person Specification

  • Excellent academics
  • 3-6 PQE with commercial real estate experience gained at a leading international, national or regional practice.
  • Experience of acting for institutional investors, property funds or other financial institutions across a broad range of commercial property matters including sales, purchases, landlord and tenant and development transactions
  • Experience of acting for renewable and clean energy developers or fund in the development, acquisition and ongoing asset management of renewables projects.
  • Ability to develop and maintain existing client relationships
  • Ability and willingness to get involved in marketing, client pitches, etc
  • Excellent drafting, negotiating and problem solving skills
  • Must have a "can-do" attitude and be a team player
  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.

Here at Simmons & Simmons

We believe our people define us. Our working environment is genuinely collegiate with a supportive atmosphere and team ethos - we have a reputation for being a friendly culture which we are very proud of. An inclusive and diverse culture, our innovative approach and being truly international are just a few more things that make us, us.

  • Competitive Offer Package including discretionary bonus scheme, private medical insurance & pension contribution to name a few.
  • Dress 'for your day' Code.
  • Hybrid working approach of 2 days a week required in the office with flexibility dependant on role/team/client demands.
  • A wide range of international offices including: Hong Kong; Dubai; Tokyo; Dublin; Milan; Bristol; Madrid; Singapore.
  • All offices have their own artwork collections - with a Damien Hurst and a Tracey Emin in the London office. We have a long standing history in supporting the art community especially up and coming artists.
  • The creation of Simmons & Simmons Solutions - bringing together the best legal advice from our established legal teams with non-traditional capabilities that enhance, expand and differentiate the Simmons offering.
  • We were ranked as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women and Top 30 Employer for Working Families in 2020.
  • We have Social and Sport Committees contributing to Xmas & Summer parties, end of month drinks and various sporting events.
  • We also have a range of Diversity Network Groups including LGBT+, Emerge (Race & Ethnicity) and The Number One Club (Women's network) who have organised various talks and events firmwide.