Solicitor - Commercial Real Estate

Posted 17 June by Aspiria Recruit

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One of Exeter's market-leading firms are looking for a Real Estate or Commercial Property Solicitor to join their team, either to be based in Exeter or Bristol. This is a great opportunity either for someone who has already gained qualified experience within a Commercial Property team and is ideally at the 2-4 PQE level, although there some flexibility on this. The firm acts for a number of private and public sector clients, with this particular team having specialisms across residential development and the private wealth sector, the energy sector, charities, higher education institutions, healthcare, ecclesiastical, agriculture, retail and sporting facilities and leisure.

The firm takes a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team they agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of the team to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues, and to achieve the right home/work balance. Most people in the team choose to work 1 - 3 days a week in one of their offices, with the balance of time working from home. They pride ourselves on our high-performance culture whilst offering a good work/life balance.

The responsibilities within this role:

  • Residential development acquisitions and disposals, acting for developers and landowners
  • Disposals and acquisitions of affordable housing, acting for developers and registered providers
  • Provision of support in relation to promotion agreement transactions and options in respect of land with longer term development potential
  • A wide range of aspects linked to development work including overage arrangements, title due diligence, conditional contracts, easements, and tenancies

Experience and skills sought:

  • Ideally 2-4 PQE within Real Estate law
  • Experience of working in a commercial real estate practice, ideally with a focus on experience gained in the residential development sector or a clear interest to develop experience in that sector
  • A genuine interest in promoting business development opportunities.


  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + 1 extra day at Christmas + 1 extra day for your birthday
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Income Protection
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Comprehensive Pension Scheme and financial education programme to help you plan for your retirement through workshops and 121 sessions.
  • Life Assurance
  • Long service recognition
  • Discounts and cashback schemes
  • Firmwide Bonus, On the Spot Awards and Individual performance related bonus scheme
  • A whole range of mental and wellbeing benefits
  • Sports and social clubs (cycle networks, netball, book club, to name a few)
  • Give as you Earn Charitable giving
  • Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme
  • Additional day off for your birthday and at Christmas
  • Volunteering days leave
  • Opportunities to build connections with the local communities through our pro-bono work and Momentum – the firm's school partnership programme
  • Internal peer to peer networking groups and support groups
  • Enhanced parental leave pay for up to 26 weeks for all employees who meet the statutory requirements (shared parental leave, maternity and adoption leave)
  • Two weeks paid paternity leave
  • Paid time off for all employees to attend adoption and antenatal appointments
  • Structured programme of support for those going on, during and returning from family leave, including a Family Network and Family Buddy Scheme.
  • Up to 10 days paid time off for fertility treatment and for supporting a partner undergoing fertility treatment
  • Paid time off and support for new parents who have a premature baby in neonatal care
  • Support for those experiencing pregnancy loss, including paid time off, EAP support and phased return to work

To apply, please submit your application or alternatively please contact James at Aspiria Recruit (contact details on the Aspiria Recruit website)

Reference: 52888251

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