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BJs Wholesale Club Senior Real Estate Counsel in BJ's Club Support Center Marlborough, Massachusetts

Join our team of more than 34,000 team members, supporting our members and communities in our Club Support Center, 235+ clubs and eight distribution centers. BJ’s Wholesale Club offers a collaborative and inclusive environment where all team members can learn, grow and be their authentic selves. Together, we’re committed to providing outstanding service and convenience to our members, helping them save on the products and services they need for their families and homes.

The Benefits of working at BJ’s

• BJ’s pays weekly

• Generous time off programs to support busy lifestyles*

o Vacation, Personal, Holiday, Sick, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty

• Benefit plans for your changing needs*

o Three medical plans**, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Health Savings Account (HSA), two dental plans, flexible spending

*eligibility requirements vary by position

**medical plans vary by location

  • Serve as lead real estate leasing and transaction counsel concerning retail locations, distribution centers, gas stations, and other company locations.

  • Negotiate and draft leases, purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, REAs, and various other commercial real estate documents, including lease amendments, ground leases, condominium documents, construction agreements, subleases, SNDAs, estoppel certificates, letter agreements, and default notices.

  • Provide legal guidance to various in-house clients regarding lease provisions, operational issues, violations, signage, construction issues, access agreements, landlord/tenant disputes, and repair and maintenance issues.

  • Analyze title and surveys and identify potential environmental risk and liability.

  • Work with outside counsel as necessary

  • Assist in management of all real estate related litigation.

  • Assist in updating the Company’s real estate documents and forms.

  • Assist local land use counsel as needed with respect to zoning, permitting, incentives and similar matters.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and law degree from a top college or university

  • In-depth experience as deal counsel, particularly leasing experience and development experience, with significant experience on behalf of retail organization(s)

  • Familiarity with reciprocal easement agreements, development agreements, joint ventures, condominiums, bankruptcy, condemnation, sale leasebacks, assignments, and environmental matters.

  • Strong big box retail negotiating skills and experience with major national and east coast regional shopping center developers and landlords.

  • 8-10 years’ experience at a top law firm and/or in-house environment

  • Team player with a sense of humor

  • Flexible and willing to pitch in wherever new issues arise

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects without supervision

  • Experience in construction law and familiarity with construction contracts preferred.

This is a hybrid role. Tuesday through Thursday are in-office days at BJ's Club Support Center in Marlborough, MA and Monday and Friday are remote days.

In accordance with the Pay Transparency requirements, the following represents a good faith estimate of the compensation range for this position. At BJ’s Wholesale Club, we carefully consider a wide range of non-discriminatory factors when determining salary. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to location, education, experience, and qualifications. The pay range for this position is starting from $142,000.00.

At BJ's Wholesale Club, we’re focused on delivering unbeatable value and outstanding service to our members and communities.

Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. Currently operating more than 235 clubs, over 165 BJ's Gas® locations and eight distribution centers, we were the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Providing a curated assortment of grocery, general merchandise, gasoline and ancillary services, BJ's offers a differentiated shopping experience that is further enhanced by our omnichannel capabilities.