The Contract Specialist reviews and negotiates client and vendor contracts and manages the contract lifecycle as a part of Greystar's Legal Services team.
Prepare, review and negotiate client and vendor contracts
Recognize and understand business terms, legal concepts, and areas of risk to efficiently negotiate client and vendor contracts that manage risk to the company
Ensure adherence to the company's contract policies and procedures
Manage contract lifecycle process including preparation and execution of contracts, tracking negotiations, tracking client specific requirements, and abstracting fully-executed contracts
Provide guidance to business teams and operations regarding areas of risk, contractual language and existing contractual obligations
Perform other projects as requested to support Greystar's Legal Services team
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to work independently and in a self-directed fashion with excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, organize and prioritize workload, and adapt to changing priorities.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with strong interpersonal skills including tact/diplomacy, persuasion, negotiation, and cooperation
Strong working knowledge of advanced functions of Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook and Excel), Adobe Acrobat, and ability to with understand and utilize contract databases
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
Assertive with the motivation to work independently and self-directed
Understanding of complex legal concepts and terminology with proven ability to adapt skills and knowledge base quickly to learn of legal and risk issues
Willing to perform under tight deadlines and appropriately prioritize work while maintaining patience in high pressure situations
Experience or interest in creating process improvements and improving contract-management practices
Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of three years of experience with contract negotiation or administration
A law degree or paralegal certification is not required for this position, although candidates with such qualifications may be considered
Depending on the position offered, regular full-time and part-time team members may be eligible to participate in a bonus program in addition to their base salary. Once eligible, team members may participate in the 401k plan. Regular, full-time team members are also offered a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits from which to choose.
Greystar will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
National Platform with Local ExpertiseGreystar, founded in 1993, provides world-class service in the multifamily real estate business. Our innovative business model integrates the management, development and investment disciplines of the multifamily industry on both national and local levels. This unique approach and our commitment to hiring the very best multifamily professionals have resulted in record growth, making us one of the most respected and trusted multifamily real estate companies in the country.Because our business model includes both investment and service-oriented businesses, we’re able to maintain a constant presence in local markets and create value in all phases of the real estate cycle. Our national platform provides economies of scale, financial sophistication, institutional quality reporting and tremendous capital relationships, while our city offices provide local market expertise and execution.Our dedication to redefining excellence in apartment living means we’re constantly exploring innovative ideas and pioneering new ways to serve our residents and clients. The Greystar team is more than 5,300 team members strong and growing. Check out the latest opportunities.