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Real Estate Paralegal

Seattle Housing Authority


Paralegal - Real Estate, Job #103319
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Starting Pay Grade/Salary: G/$27.71 - $41.57 + Excellent Benefits
Regular Full-Time, FLSA Exempt Position


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The Seattle Housing Authority, a nationally recognized leader in providing innovative, affordable housing communities, is accepting applications for the position of Real Estate Paralegal. This position is a unique opportunity to provide professional legal assistance to SHA's Development Department as part of the Real Estate and Finance Team.  The team is engaged in multiple transactions as part of the $1.7 Billion redevelopment of Yesler Terrace as well as several other development projects across Seattle.  Five years of related experience and/or training, preferably with a law firm or in a substantially similar environment is required. Paralegal certification desired.

The paralegal will work with the Development Department staff and SHA's Deputy General Counsel on all aspects of real estate transactions, development financing, and entitlement work.

Duties to include:

  • Conducting all aspects of real estate due diligence for commercial and residential purchases, sales, financings, and development transactions including, but not limited to title, survey, and zoning review;
  • Preparing and maintaining comprehensive closing checklists;
  • Coordinating all aspects of transaction closings, including preparing initial drafts of escrow and closing documents, reviewing settlement statements, and coordinating both internally and externally to achieve timely and efficient closing processes;
  • Reviewing and revising a wide range of other real estate related documents including purchase and sale agreements, financing documents, CC&Rs, easements, covenants, lot boundary adjustments, plats, etc.
  • Conducting legal research
  • Reviewing and updating project records including, but not limited to ownership records and Assessor's records
  • Assisting development staff, asset management staff, and SHA attorneys as needed



Bachelor's degree plus at least five years related experience and/or training, preferably with a law firm or in a substantially similar environment. Paralegal certification desired.

Valid Washington driver's license with fully insurable driving record.  Ability to obtain a State of Washington Notary Public Commission desired.

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