Director, Real Estate Lending

Cobalt Recruitment
Closing date
7 Jul 2021

Job Details

This team is mandated to originate, underwrite, execute and manage opportunities for clients who have allocated capital to a debt programme. Their investor mandates include impact funds, international investment banks, pension funds, local authorities and family offices and they devise lending strategies that fit the funders' risk / return, geographical and sector priorities. They are looking for an experienced Real Estate Debt professional with strong origination capabilities that can work across different debt programmes on behalf of their clients and also help the business to increase their presence across mainland Europe.

Main duties:
  • Originate and complete new lending opportunities for a broad range of lending mandates.
  • Negotiate and structure loans you have originated with borrowers.
  • Key investor contact for one of the lending programmes from the portfolio.
  • Building and presenting suitable lending pipeline and influencing which opportunities to lend to.
  • Presenting transactions for credit committee approval.
  • Responsibilities for adapting lending strategy.

  • Experience of real estate lending from a bank, debt fund or advisory business.
  • Proven ability to lead transactions from terms through to a successful loan investment.
  • Experience of structuring and negotiation of transaction terms.
  • Ability to undertake financial analysis, stress-testing and sensitivity analysis on possible investments.
  • Origination across investment and development lending and across all key asset classes (commercial and residential).
  • Strong business development and networking skills.

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