Back to Careers

Associate, Legal

  • Reports To
    VP, General Counsel
  • Location
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Date
    July 2020

CREA, LLC is a full service LIHTC Syndicator with tax credit equity financing in excess of $6 billion since inception in 2001. CREA was founded on the “Real Estate First” philosophy that behind every exceptional real estate investment is fundamentally sound real estate; our team pledges to provide innovative real estate investment solutions. While CREA has continued to grow to well over 100 employees we continue to look for talented and passionate individuals who are excited about opportunities to grow with into the future.  With offices headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, we are currently looking to add talent for the position of Acquisitions Associate in our Acquisitions department in our Portland, OR office.

Position Summary:

The primary role of this newly created position is to assist CREA’s General Counsel in various legal matters involving all CREA’s departments. The incumbent must be familiar with real estate transactions and be able to effectively communicate with CREA personnel, CREA’s outside counsel, developers, lenders, third-party vendors and consultants.  Job responsibilities include:

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating letters of intent, partnership agreements, loan documents, assignments, and other ancillary documents in connection with LIHTC transactions
  • Reviewing, drafting and advising on entity structuring, general corporate governance documents (e.g. consents, resolutions, filings, etc.) and policies and procedures for various CREA departments and endeavors
  • Assisting the closing teams and other internal groups with due diligence, title and survey matters, and other general legal matters in connection with a project closing
  • Assisting CREA’s asset management department with various real estate matters (e.g., title/survey issues, reviewing/negotiating condominium documents, easement agreements, licensees, etc.) and reviewing loan documents
  • Reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts and other general business agreements
  • Researching, analyzing and drafting memos related to internal legal matters and other industry issues
  • Other duties as requested by General Counsel

This position requires a law degree (juris doctorate) and up to 3 years of legal experience in general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, or real estate matters. A bachelor’s degree or MBA in Finance or Business Administration or a related field is preferred. Candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to comfortably interact with senior management internally and a large external client base. Some overtime at certain times of the year is required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite with a heavy emphasis on Excel and Word. Must possess and be able to demonstrate effectiveness with each of the following Key Attributes:

Key Attributes:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage and administer sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong initiative and ability to work without guidance & supervision
  • Professionalism/Ethics (Trust, Attitude, Commitment, Honesty, Collaboration & Approachability)