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 the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 90,000 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 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. 

Employment with Progress Residential is conditional on a satisfactory background and drug screen.

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Position Summary:

The Senior Counsel - Commercial position will provide internal legal support to the Progress Residential team and will report to the Associate General Counsel - Commercial Team.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to commercial contract drafting, review and negotiation, assistance with real estate contracts, leases, and agreements, 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.  

Supporting leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and syndication transactions, along with initiatives for digital, marketing, product and IT teams.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide legal counsel, draft and review all manner of commercial contracts, including software and vendor contracts;

  • Provide legal counsel, draft purchase and sale agreements, property management agreements and commercial and residential leases;

  • Assist in addressing various legal issues associated with commercial transactions, information technology (IT) and data privacy matters, residential property management and related real estate matters;

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

  • Manage use of outside counsel as appropriate and necessary in connection with the foregoing functions


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

  • 10+ years of real estate and/or corporate business legal experience at a top law firm or from an in-house corporate or similar setting

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

  • Excellent organizational, drafting, and communication skills

  • Knowledge of data privacy and IT law, 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, 401k match, 10 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. 

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