Job Description

Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team. 
Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 55,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership. 

Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000+ residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth. 

Position Summary:

The Associate General Counsel position will provide internal legal support to the Progress Residential team and will report to the General Counsel.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to commercial contract drafting, review and negotiation, assistance with real estate contracts, leases and agreements, supervision of entity management and formation, and assistance with corporate governance matters, closings of financing and other transactions, as well as advising the property management business on legal compliance matters.  This position provides counsel and guidance to all Progress Residential functional departments and works closely with business stakeholders and paralegals.  

Essential Functions:

Real Estate Matters

  • Provide legal counsel, draft contracts, oversee entity formation, and manage use of outside counsel, in real estate transactions and financings

  • Assist in addressing various legal issues associated with residential property management and related real estate matters, including landlord/tenant and property disputes, homeowners’ association disputes, and 

  • Provide legal analysis, strategy, and solutions for various business activities related to real estate and financing in a legally sound manner that balances risks with achievement of the company’s business goals and objectives


  • JD degree and admitted to the practice of law in at least one state

  • 8+ years of real estate legal experience at a top law firm or from an in-house corporate setting

  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, lead large projects, and run fast-paced deals

  • Excellent organizational, drafting, and communication skills

  • Knowledge of real estate acquisitions and dispositions and residential real estate and property management plus general corporate matters and contract law

  • Experience managing outside counsel

What you can expect from us:

Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection. 

  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.

  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 9 paid holidays and much more.

Closing Statement:
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. 

Application Instructions

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