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Real Estate Legal Negotiator in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 5/28/2019

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Job Description


Working under general supervision, the Real Estate Legal Negotiator is responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and closing commercial lease transactions. The primary business objective of this position is to ensure that leases are negotiated to the benefit of GameStop. Associate interacts with his or her supervisor several times a week to receive guidance and feedback. Some non-routine activities may require a supervisor’s advance approval.


• Negotiate lease issues and options for mall and strip center stores; draft appropriate changes to documentation in order to protect GameStop’s terms and closing the transaction

• Review comments from attorney/representative; work closely with Department Director and other company divisions and departments to define proper response

• Make lease determinations with respect to legal issues and policy issues

• Conduct research as needed to ensure that the lease terms are appropriate with the current market, location, and other additional factors

• Draft legal lease correspondence

• Read and interpret store leases.

• Revise and negotiate store leases per company standards

• Keep database and Reports updated, communicate with all parties, internal and external

• Work in a professional manner with GameStop employees, managers, landlords, and attorneys

• Abstract leases in Retail Lease database

• Construct, organize and maintain spreadsheets

• Meet deadlines for lease expirations

• Work collaboratively and cooperatively with other departments as necessary

• Work on special projects as needed within the general scope of this role

• Perform quality-control check on other negotiators’ completed documents to verify accuracy and detail.

• Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization

• Model the behaviors expected of all GameStop associates including a drive for results, with a demonstrable bias for action; high levels of emotional intelligence, maturity, and professionalism;  giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a consistently high service orientation; and demonstrable commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity


• Communication – Clearly conveys information to individuals or groups in a manner that ensures understanding and comprehends information from others.

• Planning and Organizing – Establishing courses of action of self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

• Quality Orientation – Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

• Work Standards – Sets high standards of performance and ethics for one’s self; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments/tasks.


• High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in business or other related program preferred

• At least 2 years of experience working in a real estate department for a national retailer or developer negotiating full lease documents, amendments, assignments, processing Estoppels and SNDA agreements.


• Working knowledge of legal policy items

• Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others using spoken and written English

• Demonstrated ability to negotiate contract terms in a forthright, professional, and tenacious manner for the benefit of the company

• Proficiently detail oriented

• Proficient time management skills, including the ability to complete assignments on time, as specified

• Demonstrated capacity for gathering and scrutinizing data to identify issues, opportunities, patterns, and sustainable solutions

• Proficient organization skills, including the ability to prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities

• Proficient knowledge of Windows-based business computers and Microsoft Office programs; specifically, Excel, Outlook and Word

• Ability to work collaboratively with others; conducts workplace relationships in a manner acceptable to the organization

• Working ability to remain effective under stress

• Consistently demonstrates a commitment to GameStop policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities