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Commercial bank Risk - Underwriting Associate (Commercial Real Estate) - Pasadena or Irvine, CA

Job Description

The Underwriter performs necessary credit analysis, due diligence, and review of documents for new commercial real estate transactions with emphasis on commercial property lending.  The individual needs to be recognized for superior credit knowledge, market knowledge, lending and transaction knowledge and analytical abilities.  They will serve as an independent, key resource concerning credit issues, and will be a contributing member of the underwriting team, managing all but the biggest and most complex transactions to completion with little or no guidance from their immediate manager. This position will serve as a mentor to more junior underwriters and credit analysts. 
Knowledge Requirements
  • Computer proficiency skills in Excel (financial modeling), Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
  • Standards, practices, methodologies, and regulatory requirements relative to the credit and finance/accounting disciplines
  • Operation of automated systems/tools sufficient to effectively perform job duties
  • Standards relating to the appropriate documentation of work activities
  • General concepts relating to analyzing property operating statements as well as personal financial statements of individual sponsor
  • Also helpful is an understanding of DCF (Discounted Cash Flow) and NPV (Net Present Value) spreadsheet models
  • Proficiency in multi-family and commercial real estate valuation methodologies
  • Knowledge and familiarity with market research resources like REIS and CoStar
  • Sources and availability of data and resources relative to specific work products
  • Policies, standards, procedures, and regulations applicable to the assigned work group
  • Knowledge of organization structure, specific regulations, policies, and procedures

Demonstrated Ability

  • Ability to serve as functional technical expert in responding to customer inquiries and resolving system related issues
  • Thorough understanding of risk impact Ability to independently underwrite multi-family and commercial loans.
  • Establish and maintain effective relations as required by the duties of the position
  • Use complex  software and systems and operate office equipment at an acceptable level of proficiency
  • Understand and interpret operating statements, tax returns, and financial/performance data
  • Become conversant with the policies, standards, procedures, and regulations applicable to the assigned work unit in a timely manner
  • Understand and apply financial analysis methodologies to achieve/produce a desired result
  • Express ideas and convey technical information in written, oral, and electronic communication
  • Interpret results and formulate effective recommendations
  • Provide effective guidance and performance feedback to lower-level analysts and others in Commercial Term Lending
  • Independently plan and conduct non-routine financial analysis/reporting projects
  • and consequences of errors in formulating decisions and providing direction to others
  • Minimum requirements of 3+ years experience in commercial lending, business banking, real estate lending in both construction and permanent financing, accounting, auditing, law, credit policies and procedures, loan review and loan workouts
  • Graduation from a college or university with major course work in a discipline related to the work of the position

  • Any combination of education/and or experience consistent with the above that would demonstrate the capability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Additional qualifying education may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the experience requirement. Additional qualifying work experience may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the education requirements

The final officer title and job grade is at the discretion of the firm and will be discussed at the time of offer.  It may be different than what is listed on the requisition based on candidate experience level. 

Req #: 160039155
Location: Pasadena, CA US
Job Category: Credit
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)

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