Within HPD’s Office of Legal Affairs, the Contracts and Real Estate Division (CRED) handles all of HPD’s legal work related to real estate development and land-use planning. The division’s primary responsibility is to provide legal services to the agency’s affordable housing development programs, including by advising on real estate financings, sales and leases of City-owned property, and affordable housing regulatory agreements, and by performing closings of real estate transactions. The division is also responsible for advising on planning, pre-development, and asset management matters.Your Impact:
- You will be part of a team of talented attorneys and support staff who provide critical legal services to the agency as it executes the City’s ambitious affordable housing plan.
- Your role will be to provide legal services to the agency’s affordable housing development programs and associated offices on related matters.
Minimum Qual Requirements:
- Support the agency’s capital programs by providing legal services to the agency’s affordable housing development programs.
- Perform closings of construction and permanent financings, dispositions of City-owned property, and affordable housing regulatory agreements.
- Prepare and review complex legal documents related to real estate transactions and governmental approvals.
- Analyze federal, state, and local statutes and regulations.
- Handle other complex legal issues pertaining to the implementation of affordable housing programs.
- Negotiate difficult and complex issues, transactions, and documents.
- Work collaboratively with agency colleagues and partners.
Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.Preferred Skills:
To Apply:Work Location:Residency Requirement:
- Experience in a transactional real estate practice.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.