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Paralegal Real Estate-West Palm Beach

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Date: Apr 17, 2021

Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US, 33406

Company: CEMEX

Company Overview

Founded in 1906, over the last 110+ years' CEMEX has grown into a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  Here at CEMEX we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, vacation or paid time off,  employee assistance program and retirement plan options, along with over a century of stability to build your next career on! To learn more about our company culture and why you should join us, visit us at www.cemexusa.com/careers. For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at https://jobs.cemex.com/.v

Job Summary

Responsible for supporting Real Estate activities to accomplish strategic planning and execution of CEMEX real estate mission – align the company’s U.S. operations with their need for real estate - including dispositions, acquisitions and leasing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supporting real estate and legal departments, management and business groups on commercial real estate transactions and projects.
  • Performing legal due diligence for real estate transactions including researching and retrieving public records and internal information from other departments (i.e. operations, tax, accounting, BSO, environmental).
  • Reviewing legal descriptions, surveys, title commitments and exception documents. 
  • Proofreading legal documents to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Analyzing and summarizing real estate documents, zoning ordinances and statutes. 
  • Preparing documents for review by attorneys, including but not limited to amendments to real estate purchase and sale agreements, leases, licenses, termination notices, estoppel certificates.
  • Preparing real estate closing documents for review by attorneys (i.e. escrow instructions, deeds, easements, owner’s affidavits, closing certificates, entitlements and statements).
  • Keeping detailed inventory of closing documents and review deliveries to flag open issues and alert attorneys to outstanding items.
  • Managing real estate closings including coordinating and facilitating communication between attorneys for buyer and seller, escrow agents, title company, surveyors, etc. and overseeing and assembling multiple documents for closings. 
  • Coordinating updates and real estate information with internal departments (i.e. operations, tax, accounting, BSO, environmental).
  • Managing and updating real estate files and database(s) (i.e. due diligence and tracking).
  • Assisting with special projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or better.   
  • Paralegal certification from an accredited real estate paralegal education program. 
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a real estate paralegal.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize work assignments, and maintain high quality performance with varied deadlines and competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Self-starter who is adept at working in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet software, word processing software, database software. 
  • Knowledge of procedures related to recording documents and civil process.
  • Contract expertise related to real estate and leasing transactions.  
  • Strong research skills - ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Analytical skills - ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; and to compute rate, ratio, and percent. 
  • Reasoning skills - ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
  • Problem solving – ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; skillfully gathers and analyzes information. 
  • Strong oral communications skills – ability to communicate effectively across broad functional and organizational lines; listens and obtains clarification; responds well to questions; is able to communicate in a courteous, effective, and professional manner. 
  • Strong written communications skills - ability to write and proofread reports, business correspondence and emails clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ability to demonstrate impeccable integrity in confidential matters.

Working Conditions

  • Creative solution development and innovation skills in a collaborative environment
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal skills
  • Database management and market research experience a plus
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Internet research, Google Earth and presentation creation
     

Physical Requirements

  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling and climbing to a significant degree
  •  Job involves sitting most of the time, but also involves walking or standing for brief periods of time
  •  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, in order to communicate to employees/visitors 

Legal Notices

CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.

 

CEMEX will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.

 

CEMEX is an E-Verify participating employer.

 

Arizona Smoke-Free Act.  CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona’s Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-601.01). Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.

EEO Statement - En Español

CEMEX es una institución EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acción afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientación sexual, información genética, identidad de género, o expresión de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami