Senior Manager, Senior Counsel – Commercial Real Estate

Bethesda, MD
Full Time
Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate Transactions Job #: R67390 Exp.: 4+ Years
The Capital One Legal Department is seeking an experienced attorney to provide support for its growing Commercial Bank. The role will primarily support the Healthcare Real Estate (HCRE) business, a segment within the Commercial Bank that provides financing to owners of medical office buildings, seniors housing and care facilities and other healthcare-related properties, as well as other segments within the Capital One Commercial Banking business.

The successful candidate must have outstanding legal and communication skills, an ability to anticipate and deliver on the needs of an innovative, sophisticated and fast- paced business and the flexibility to simultaneously manage a wide range of transactions and projects. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to work with an exceptional group of legal and business professionals in a dynamic environment.

  • Advise the Healthcare Real Estate lending business and other Commercial Bank business units on a wide variety of matters
  • Provide and coordinate overall delivery of legal support to Healthcare Real Estate as a trusted advisor and partner to the senior management team, transaction teams and other internal partners
  • Manage the structuring, documentation, negotiation and closing of Healthcare Real Estate financing transactions
  • Engage and oversee outside legal counsel as needed in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Escalate issues, as appropriate, and partner collaboratively to identify issues and share potential concerns and ideas with other senior lawyers
  • Represent the Commercial Bank with external parties, including customers, regulators, partners, industry trade groups and outside law firms
  • Provide thought leadership on industry and regulatory developments
  • Work on projects such as the development of form documents, negotiations guidelines and training sessions.
  • Partner with the Commercial Bank’s Risk and Compliance officers to ensure comprehensive support
  • Partner with the operations team to drive process improvements
  • Collaborate with Special Assets legal and business teams in support of workout and restructuring matters
  • Collaborate with in-house litigation team in support of litigation matters

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to real estate lending
  • Detailed working knowledge of commercial real estate lending issues involving title insurance, surveys, zoning, casualty/liability insurance, licensing, and non- recourse carveouts, syndication and market standards
  • Excellent legal and analytical skills
  • Demonstrable advocacy and oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact successfully with all functions and levels of Bank associates, including senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand the business needs and partner with the business, other members of the Legal Department and other groups to create solutions and efficiently deliver team results
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills

  • J.D. degree and a state bar member in good standing
  • At least 4 years of law firm or in-house legal department experience with commercial real estate transactions, including mortgage-secured real estate financing, mezzanine loans and intercreditor arrangements

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with lending to the healthcare and commercial real estate industry
  • Experience with healthcare real estate financings, including medical office buildings and other medical use properties, seniors housing and care (independent, assisted and skilled nursing facilities), biotech properties and data centers
  • Experience with sponsor-backed finance transactions
  • Experience with loan syndications
  • Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program and compliance with flood requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to get issues resolved across organizational borders

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