Looking for a new opportunity to utilize your landlord/tenant legal expertise? AMLI has a great opportunity for a Manager - Legal & Risk Management Services at our Corporate Headquarters in downtown Chicago. AMLI is a leader in sustainable LEED & ENERGY STAR certified luxury apartment communities. We encourage forward thinking, new ideas and creating a culture that values employee contributions.
As the Manager - Legal & Risk Management Services, you will be responsible for evaluating and monitoring issues related to property management of apartment communities (e. g., landlord/tenant laws, crime, security, resident disputes/conflict and fair housing); mentor field personnel in the management, understanding and resolution of legal and liability issues. Additionally, this role is also responsible for maintaining lease documents via AMLI s electronic system. With this position, you will be accountable for identifying trends and recommending solutions to improve and implement processes.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
Evaluate and manage matters related to resident disputes and conflict, crime and security, and fair housing compliance in collaboration with Operations, other Business Units and senior management, as necessary, focusing on assessing and de-escalating legal and liability concerns.
Identify crime and security concerns and collaborate on company initiatives with regional and senior management.
Liaison with, monitor and direct outside counsel when they are needed to manage and resolve matters related to resident disputes and conflict, crime and security, and fair housing.
Guide and monitor Operations and local counsel (when necessary) on small claims litigation related to resident disputes.
Liaison with internal departments, as appropriate, to maintain lease related documents via AMLI s electronic property/document management program.
Conduct legal research to evaluate new initiatives and/or changes to existing policies and practices in collaboration with VP or SVP of the Legal & Risk Management Department.
Participate in Legal & Risk Management educational opportunities.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor s degree or paralegal certification or degree is required.
A minimum 3 years of related work experience in property management operations is required. Experience in dispute and conflict resolution, fair housing compliance and risk management of legal matters related to landlord tenant laws, leases, residents, and crime and security is preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of general legal terms, laws and procedures related to the apartment industry, contracts and leases is preferred.
Required Proficiency in all MS office, including word and excel. Strong verbal / written communication skills and effective presentation skills required.
Must also have demonstrated customer service experience and be effective managing various and concurrent priorities. Organization, detail orientation and flexibility are essential to this role.
AMLI is an equal opportunity employer that encourages personal and professional growth. We offer a competitive salary along with Housing Discounts, bonuses, benefit and recognition programs. The Chicago corporate office is downtown and easily accessible to all public transportation. Apply online now and discover the boundless opportunities available here at AMLI.
Internal Number: 4022
About AMLI Residential
AMLI Residential is one of the preeminent multifamily companies in the nation. AMLI is focused on the development, acquisition and management of luxury apartment communities across the United States. AMLI is committed to customer service and providing its residents a worry-free, high-value living experience in our communities. AMLI® is a brand name representing high quality, exceptional service and superior value. AMLI's mission is to "Provide an Outstanding Living Environment for Our Residents." Each day, every person who is part of the AMLI FAMLI is focused on doing all he or she can to achieve AMLI’s mission.
AMLI was founded in 1980 as a private real estate development, management and investment company. In 1994, AMLI went public as a NYSE publicly traded real estate investment trust. In February 2006, AMLI became a private company again through a $2.1 billion transaction with the PRIME Property Fund, a core, open-ended, institutional real estate fund managed by Morgan Stanley. PRIME owns or has an investment interest in approximately $11 billion of high-quality diverse real estate assets including retail, office, multifamily, hotel, and industrial prope...rties located in major markets throughout the United States. PRIME's acquisition of the AMLI platform was a strategic transaction designed to provide institutional investors a nationally respected branded owner, developer and manager of luxury apartment communities.