Cadillac Fairview (CF) is an owner, operator, investor, and developer of best-in-class real estate across retail, office, residential, industrial and mixed-use asset classes. Wholly owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the company’s Canadian portfolio comprises 68 landmark properties, including the Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Tour Deloitte, CF Carrefour Laval, CF Chinook Centre and CF Pacific Centre. Continually striving to make a positive impact in communities where it operates by promoting social connection, growth, and a sustainable future, CF’s Purpose is Transforming Communities for a Vibrant Tomorrow.

CF owns and operates Canada’s top shopping centres and office towers. It is now looking to add a Legal Counsel to the Operations Legal team who will provide legal advice and support for the leasing and management of Canadian retail and office assets. Working with the Leasing team at CF, you will draft and negotiate a broad range of retail and office lease related documents, including LOIs, Offers to Lease, and lease amendments and renewal agreements, advise Leasing Executives and Property Managers on lease interpretation and contract issues, supervise legal support staff on the preparation of lease documentation, and maintain and update the CF database of precedent leases and amendments. This position is located in downtown Toronto, with a hybrid work arrangement (3 days per week in office).

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of commercial leasing experience gained from a major law firm, developer or retailer. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and analytical and problem-solving skills are essential for this role. Strong negotiating skills and sound business judgement will also be required. This individual will need to be organized, possess strong attention to detail and be a collaborative team player.

This is an exciting opportunity with an ever changing and reputable organization that offers career growth opportunities. There is little turnover in the legal department and it is proud of its OneCF Culture and Global Top 25% employee engagement, with a diverse and inclusive culture that has been recognized with a number of recent awards including Waterstone Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2022), and Canada’s Greenest Employers (2023). If you are interested in applying to this exciting opportunity, please send your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong at Nagataconnex Executive Legal Search at the contact information below.

As this is an exclusive campaign with NagataConnex Executive Legal Search, any resumes received from other sources will be forwarded to them.

Legal Counsel (3+ Years of Commercial Leasing Experience)

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