Real Estate Specialist - Land Management

Posting Location: PA - Canonsburg, PA - Pittsburgh
# of openings: 1

Description

Company Summary

Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $60 billion. 

 

Position Title:  Real Estate Specialist – Land Management

 

Position Summary

 

Implement and execute all aspects of Land Management Real Estate strategies in accordance with Crown Castle’s objectives.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

  • Provides assistance with various types of matters including, but not limited to, customer contracts, real estate and litigation. Responsible for preparing documents, including but not limited to, customer contracts and real estate documents based on templates provided by the legal department, interpreting existing documents and researching and compiling data.

  • Resolve disputes with property owners and assist with condemnations, relocation of sites, tax liens and other matters as expeditiously as possible ensuring that Crown’s policies are followed and risk to the company is minimized.

  • Respond to inquiries with regard to issues and property and tenant matters as needed by working with Crown Castle’s internal counsel and corporate functional groups.

  • Effectively communicate and work with the Area, District, Asset, Tower Operations, Sales, Property Management, Legal, CM&R, Accounting, Tax, and PEP teams on property questions and issues.

  • Escalate matters to Real Estate Manager when needed to ensure timely project completion.

  • Keep the Real Estate Manager well informed regarding real estate issues including customer issues, cycle time delays, and litigation matters.

  • Provide status reports to management and customers on a recurring basis.

  • Create, modify, and negotiate customer contract renewals based on approved legal templates. Organize and lead discussions on periodic pricing committee conference calls for customer contract renewals.  Ensure all customer agreements prepared are accurate and comply with standards that are promulgated by the legal department.

  • Be responsive to both customer and internally generated requests for revisions to agreements and ensure such revisions are compliant with business rules and contractual obligations

  • Monitor Customer agreement statuses, including upcoming expirations and terminations

  • Demonstrate the flexibility needed to adjust to changes in the work environment as well as being a contributing team member.

  • Formulate and understand financial information from projects affecting financials, ground leases and customer agreements.

  • Ensure all non-customer impacting real estate matters are resolved in a timely manner; e.g., SNDAs, tower relocations, litigation matters, etc.

  • Ensure CCIsites/Readiness, BPM and LRM are properly used, updated and accurate.

  • Manage the SAR process (Site Abandonment Recommendation) to ensure all sites submitted for Abandonment have been thoroughly assessed to ensure correct decisions are made.  Ensure compliance of SAR process by all functional groups until abandonment is complete.  Work with Area and Corporate Real Estate to obtain Area approvals for each SAR.

  • Create, modify, and negotiate language related to SNDA & Estoppel requests based on templates approved by the legal department.  Ensure such is prepared accurately.

  • Monitor and ensure all default claims are addressed and resolved within cure period and documents are properly scanned into CCIsites.

     

    Education/Certifications/Licensure

     

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school preferred

  • Real Estate license preferred but not required

     

    Experience/Minimum Requirements

     

  • Prior experience in real estate, contract and/or business law

  • Two (2) years of related legal or real estate experience preferred

  • Three (3) years’ experience in site acquisition, real estate negotiation, or other negotiation and/or acquisition related transactions favorable

  • Excellent computer aptitude and literacy in Microsoft Office applications, with a strong emphasis on Word and Excel.

  • Wireless industry experience useful

     

    Other Skills/Abilities

     

  • Ability to work with a variety of external customer and business partners (sales, district teams property, assets, legal and others)

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information

  • Customer focus with proactive problem solving approach to each customer inquiry

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

  • The ability to research, analyze and complex real estate issues, and work with internal legal and external legal counsel

  • Excellent organization and time management skills, including ability to multi-task and prioritize appropriately.

  • Ability to problem solve and provide solution alternatives

  • Strong attention to detail and  negotiating skills

  • Knowledge of the telecommunications industry helpful

     

    Organizational Relationship

     

    Reports to:  Real Estate Manager

     

    Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable):  N/A

     

    Working Conditions:  Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Travel may be required.

     

    Additional Information:  N/A

 

Crown Castle is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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