About Common

Common is a global residential manager making city living easier for renters through the thoughtful use of technology and design. Common delivers exceptional experiences for thousands of residents across coliving, microunits, and traditional apartments. Founded in 2015, they are the preferred choice for residents looking for stress-free city living from a trusted brand, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Common’s team. With over 18,000 units signed and under development and over $110 million in global venture capital investment, Common is expanding its reliable, renter-first property operations to 22 cities across the world. 

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About the Role 

We’re looking for an energetic, agile, and detail oriented legal professional to work at our dynamic start up which is revolutionizing property management! The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of the law or a willingness and ability to learn, and can navigate the regulatory landscape, understand and utilize cutting edge property management software, and work semi-independently on mission critical issues.

This position will provide support to Common’s legal team and will collaborate with various teams across the organization on a variety of legal and business issues and projects. As part of this role, you’ll assist with the lease set up process for our homes, create documents governing various aspects of Common’s product offering, work with outside counsel on evictions, collections and other matters, assist with the maintenance of Common’s registrations and business licenses and provide day-to-day legal support across the company.  This role will report directly to Common’s Senior Counsel.

Responsibilities

  • Set up the leases for each new home we open, which is currently done using the National Apartment Association (“NAA”) Click and Lease product and join the local NAA affiliate;
  • Develop and update jurisdiction specific legal landlord-tenant documentation and documents governing the purchase of goods and services by tenants in properties leased or managed by Common; 
  • Maintain Common’s corporate registrations and business licenses and help ensure that Common remains in compliance with governmental permitting, licensing, reporting, and operational requirements for property management and the leasing of residential real estate;
  • Manage the annual jurisdiction specific property registrations for all of our master leased and managed properties; 
  • Work with outside counsel to place and track eviction and collection matters;
  • Abstract all newly signed management agreements.
  • Assist with developing, refining, managing, supporting and enforcing Common’s agreements and policies with tenants;  
  • Learn and become proficient in Common’s property management software suite, including Ironclad, Salesforce and Entrata.
  • Undertake other projects as required as part of a small legal team.

Qualifications

  • 2+years practicing law, JD from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in New York state 
  • Must have real estate law experience.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, efficient and quick-learning.
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure and manage a varied, high-volume workload.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams as required. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and G Suite. 
  • Ability and interest to quickly learn and become proficient in Common’s property management software suite, including Ironclad, Salesforce and Entrata. 
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment and comfortable with legal gray areas.

Compensation 

  • $85,000-$100,000 annually based on experience

What We Offer

Common truly values our employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable and valuable health and wellness benefits for our employees such as:

  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • FSA + HSA options
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid STD/LTD
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k plans

Additional benefits such as paid holidays, commuter transit benefits, job training + development opportunities + a great wellness program are also available. And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees' needs are being met.

Common is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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