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Associate, Real Estate

Date: 18-Mar-2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Dentons


PQE: 3-6
Term: Permanent
Reports to: Partner
Practice group: Real Estate
Location: London

The department

Dentons Real Estate team is the largest in the world with a leading reputation across a broad spectrum of industries and markets. Our Team located in London forms an integral and seamless part of an award-winning practice that spans a complete range of real estate services to clients, from development, joint ventures, structured investments, acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, retail and real estate finance to construction and property litigation.

The team combines deep and current legal expertise with sophisticated marketplace knowledge and industry expertise and acts for the full spectrum of stakeholders.

The global expansion of our firm over recent years has broadened the international angle of our real estate practice.


Purpose of role

Our London Real Estate team is looking for an Associate with experience in general commercial real estate transactional work.

The team works on a wide variety of real estate transactions, both domestic UK transactions and supporting activities of the firm's global clients. We deliver a client-focused responsive service for blue chip clients who expect the highest quality, great value, and the delivery of excellent work. They, and we, expect our lawyers to be specialists in their sectors, and to be proactive and commercially minded


Required experience, skills and attributes


  • Proven transactional background, preferably with asset management experience
  • Investment-based disposals and acquisitions (including corporate share acquisitions).
  • Working with a project team including construction, tax, finance, corporate, and planning colleagues both within the UK and internationally.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial real estate documents such as sale/purchase contracts, transfers, easements, licenses, and agreements for leases and leases.
  • Dealing with the usual real estate due diligence requirements such as the preparation/review of certificates/reports on the title.
  • Carrying out asset management and portfolio management work and providing general landlord/tenant leasing advice.
  • A general understanding of development transactions would be useful, but not essential


Core Competencies


  • Teamwork - Maintains productive and positive relationships within own team and across the firm to achieve goals. Promotes team-based working and shares knowledge.
  • Communication - Communicates clearly, concisely, quickly, and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Adaptability to change - is receptive to changing requirements in the job and the firm. Adapts approach to meet new priorities and is able to promote new ideas and improvements.
  • Customer focus - Proactive in identifying and addressing the needs of clients and internal customers to ensure the delivery of valuable and efficient services.
  • Problem-Solving - Analyses problems and information, and evaluates options and risks in order to identify the most appropriate solutions. Bases decisions on sound judgment and initiative.
  • Achievement - Displays a high degree of commitment, drive, and purpose in pursuing objectives. Prioritises plans and organizes workload. Focused and energetic in ensuring tasks are carried through to successful completion.
  • Personal Effectiveness - Projects experience, self-motivation, and enthusiasm. Displays a positive attitude and demonstrates self-control when in a time-sensitive setting.


This role was posted previously using the this reference number: AH1917. If you had applied already to this post, your receipt of application email would state this reference number. You do not need to apply again. The team will review your application in due course.

If you have any questions you can read more here, or contact the team at if you require any assistance.


Firm Profile

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.


We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons. Inclusion and Diversity


Equal Opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. During the application process, any applicant has the opportunity to tell us about any adjustments they may require during the application process. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email


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