HomeRoom is Y Combinator backed residential real estate marketplace that simplifies remote investing and streamlines affordable renting. Our platform currently has over 1,000 units in 31 cities across 6 major metros. We’ve housed thousands of people in HomeRooms, and we expect to house tens of thousands by 2025.
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We want to be in every major metro in the US in the next five years.
We believe cities are best when people can actually afford to live there, and our goal is to be an instrumental part of housing innovation to make that happen at scale. We move incredibly fast while remaining dedicated to our mission - to change the way people rent.
We have a high bar and a bias for action, which has enabled us to expand rapidly. Our team spans 12 countries across 4 continents, each person bringing a passion and grit to build technology that impacts people's lives.
We are looking for a General Counsel. This role will build a repository of local codes and regulations around rental properties and analysis of how they apply to coliving. You will also build a playbook for navigating these regulations and responding to any communication from cities and other regulators.
As the General Counsel, you will be an brilliant and creative legal generalist and a excellent problem-solver. We're a startup that covers a lot of legal ground from land use & zoning to technology to fundraising to business law. We don't expect you to know it all since we're building something new, but you'll need to be a really quick study who can help us untangle a variety of legal issues.
You'll need to be able to research legal questions quickly to keep us out of harm's way, or at least to the extent possible. You'll need to be a bulldog, a hound dog, or an emotional support dog depending on the day, and you'll need to be able to consult with our partners in other states on how they can stay in sync with us. You'll also need to write a playbook for legal operations in various jurisdictions.
You'll also have to get used to not wearing a suit. . .maybe ever.
Draft and structure "playbooks" that inform local partners in these jurisdictions on the operating strategies for HomeRoom's growth in said jurisdiction
Research and evaluate legally viable operating models in each jurisdiction for affordable co-living
Connects with city or state officials around the country to determine their interpretation of codes related to HomeRoom's operation in the local jurisdictions
Corporate Governance and Coordinated Legal Representation
Serve as the voice of legal authority in executive strategy discussions.
Coordinate with other attorneys and firms engaged by HomeRoom around the country
Attend board meetings and record meeting notes
Address any legal issues needing immediate attention around code-related, resident-related, or corporate issues in an expedient way.
Contract Administration / Negotiation
Evaluates and draft contracts and leases with owners, agreements with members, & MOUs with partners, and revises as needed
Serves as the primary point of contact regarding contract negotiation on larger partnerships
Active bar license in at least one state
Experience in real estate and real estate investing
3+ years litigation experience
Currently, live in Texas (DFW preferred)
At least 2 years experience as general counsel or head of legal
Like other early stage startup roles - this role will includes a mix or generous stock compensation, demanding working hours and subpar benefits and salary. We realize that mix is a great fit for some and very bad mix for others. If you're in the "great fit" category - we'd love to talk to you.