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Agricultural Loan Closer

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Date Posted: Nov 2, 2022

Location(s): Fresno, California, US, 93720

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States

Work Arrangement: Hybrid


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $669 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 1000 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.  Visit us at to learn more.


­Global Real Estate and Agricultural Finance maintain a portfolio invested in commercial real estate and agricultural mortgages, as well as real estate equities.  The Agricultural Loan Closer is responsible for the workflow which impacts accurate and timely completion of loan origination and servicing functions related to the MetLife Agricultural Finance portfolio.  This position requires significant attention to detail as well as a strong real estate-oriented technical skill set.  A strong background in dealing with complex legal documents supporting both simple and complex real estate transactions is a must.  This position must manage multiple and competing priorities in a complex, fast-paced environment. This is a hybrid role that is aligned to our Fresno, CA office. 


Key Responsibilities: 

Loan Closing:

  • With support of in-house and outside counsel, negotiates, assembles, and processes accurate mortgage and loan closing documents consistently, in a timely manner, and in compliance with MetLife’s policies and loan approvals.
  • Collaborate with mortgage team members, brokers, property owners, attorneys, and other transaction counterparts to perform due diligence including, but not limited to, legal description review and reconciliation, review of exceptions to title policies, easements, supply agreements, and other agreements that potentially impact loan collateral. Responsible for platting collateral based on legal description.
  • Verifies borrower information, including trust agreements, corporation resolutions, lease agreements, etc. is accurate and current.  Responsible for OFAC and Know Your Customer due diligence.
  • Responsible for all post-closing follow up with respect to any outstanding issues, including receipt of recorded documents and accurate title policy with endorsements.

Loan Asset Management - Servicing:

  • Manage a portfolio of loans for which duties include, but are not limited to, servicing functions such as interest rate reviews, partial releases, collateral substitutions, easements, subordinations, consents, and non-disturbances, re-inspection reports, amendments, and loan payoff requests.
  • Facilitate documentation and completion/closing of loan servicing actions.
  • Coordinate due diligence and data collection efforts related to portfolio management.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • At least 2-5 years relevant experience.
  • Experience in real estate finance, including preparing loan documents, closing loans and loan servicing.
  • Knowledge of complex loan terms.
  • Ability to plat collateral from legal description.
  • Results oriented team player. Emphasis on communication skills (both oral and written) and ability to handle multiple assignments.
  • Strong quantitative and computer skills, specifically Excel.
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (agriculture, or business/finance) or equivalent experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and ESRI ArcGIS.





Business Category

Investments/Commercial Real Estate & Ag


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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 



MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


Nearest Major Market: Fresno