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Real Estate & Land Use Counsel



Columbia, MO, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

EquipmentShare is Hiring a Real Estate & Land Use Counsel

EquipmentShare is looking for a business-focused attorney with experience in land use and commercial real estate transactions to join our team. As part of EquipmentShare’s Legal Department, you will work closely with EquipmentShare’s attorneys and partner with the Real Estate, Construction, and other departments to further the Company’s expansion real estate initiatives. This position will report to the Deputy General Counsel and be located in Columbia, Missouri, or remote, for the right candidate.

About EquipmentShare

EquipmentShare is dedicated to creating a connected jobsite for the modern contractor. We deliver user-friendly technology solutions that help contractors maximize their equipment uptime, reduce risk exposure and increase productivity. EquipmentShare’s product offerings include an improved equipment rental experience, fleet tracking and asset management software, hardware security solutions and predictive service and maintenance applications.

EquipmentShare is the fastest-growing, independently owned construction equipment rental company in the country. We serve dozens of markets across the U.S. and are on track to create a national footprint in every major market in the country by the end of 2023.

EquipmentShare’s rapid growth goes beyond meeting a demand for equipment rentals in booming new markets. Instead, our mission begins with our rental product, and it’s a testimony to our ability to improve industry standards and better serve the customer. Our expansion and customer retention is a validation of strong contractor demand for the smart jobsite technology we’ve built into our rental fleet. And it’s just the beginning of our journey to establishing a global presence.

Your Opportunity to Grow With Us

The EquipmentShare team is a close-knit group of professionals who all share an interest in providing a service and product that improve our customer’s experience. Above all, we care about building something people want, and the only way to do that is by assembling a skilled, passionate and talented team. Our mission is to improve productivity and efficiency throughout the entire construction industry, and our people are how we make achieving that goal possible.

We’re seeking a Real Estate and Land Use Counsel who loves a challenge and wants the opportunity to grow with a fast-paced company. Industry competitors often have layers of tenured management that create barriers to career advancement. The opportunity for career growth is unparalleled at EquipmentShare, where you’ll find no shortage of challenging yet fulfilling work, chances to build new skills and supportive teammates who will push you to achieve your best.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads negotiation, drafting of the EquipmentShare's real estate agreements, and assistance in closings for a variety of commercial transaction types, including: purchases, sales, leases, sale-leasebacks, and acquisitions.
  • Procurement of zoning and land use entitlements and permits.
  • Provides advice and counsel related to real estate site selection, transaction structure, due diligence (including zoning, survey, environmental review, and title), and real estate documents related to new branch opening activities.
  • Interact directly with colleagues at all levels within EquipmentShare’s real estate, development and construction teams, among others, to facilitate transparency across departments.
  • Interact directly with outside counsel, opposing counsel and staff, landlord personnel, title and escrow agents, and others.
  • Understand, manage and improve EquipmentShare and Legal Department procedures and forms to create efficiencies and cost savings.

About You

Our mission to change an entire industry is not easily achieved, so we only hire people who are inspired by the goal and up for the challenge. In turn, our employees have every opportunity to grow with us, achieve personal and professional success and enjoy making a tangible difference in an industry that’s long been resistant to change.

Skills & Qualifications

Necessary skills, knowledge and competencies include:

  • Requires J.D./L.L.B. from an accredited law school
  • Attorney license in good standing and admission to the bar in at least one state
  • 5+ years of relevant substantive legal experience in a law firm or company legal department working on land use and commercial real estate transactions
  • Experience with environmental law and in land use issues and trends, with preference to attorneys representing applicants before planning and zoning boards and other governmental agencies
  • Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced work environment with very detailed information and maintain a high degree of accuracy.
  • Proactive work ethic demonstrating initiative.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, manage self and time effectively, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills, including ability to learn and use proprietary computer systems and databases.
  • Notary Public preferred.
  • Located in Columbia, MO with relocation assistance provided, as necessary.

Why We’re a Better Place to Work

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance and medical coverage benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Stocked breakroom and full kitchen
  • Free weekly team workout at a local gym
  • Volunteering and local charity initiatives that help you nurture and grow the communities you call home through EquipmentCare
  • Opportunities for career and professional development with conferences, events, seminars, continued education

Since our founding in 2015, we’ve had explosive growth—and we’re not stopping anytime soon. Ready to invest in our mission, invest in yourself and discover a better place to work? Then we’d love to meet you. Apply today.

EquipmentShare is an EOE M/F/D/V