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Loan Originator - Food and Agribusiness Finance

Date Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Fresno, CA, US, 93720

Company: MetLife



Job Location: United States : California : Fresno  


Role Value Proposition:  MetLife Investments is a premier asset manager with breadth across various asset sectors and global markets, and strong asset-liability management capabilities.  With a $500 billion combined domestic and international general account portfolio and a multi-billion-dollar annual cash flow, Investments is an important contributor to MetLife’s financial performance.  The primary objective of Investments is to maximize MetLife’s long-term economic value by investing in assets that support the company’s liabilities and produce a consistent stream of operating earnings. 



Global Real Estate and Agricultural Investments maintain a portfolio invested in commercial real estate and agricultural mortgages, as well as real estate equities. In addition to sourcing and managing these investments, the groups are responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key industry contacts and referral sources.  The mortgage portfolio and equity portfolio units are organized according to specialty and they actively manage MetLife’s portfolio of mortgage loans and equity investments in agricultural, office, apartment, retail, industrial, and hotel properties. The portfolio units are responsible for overall portfolio strategy, pricing, transaction approval and credit approval on new loans, as well as the active management of the overall mortgage and equity portfolios. MetLife Agricultural Finance’s Agri-business Group is seeking an exceptional person to work as an Associate Director for Agribusiness Lending.  This Senior Relationship Management position will be part of a national agri-business team responsible for the origination and servicing of mortgage loans in the food and agri-business sector across the continental United States. 


Key Responsibilities:  This opportunity is focused on the origination and servicing of mortgage loans in the food and agri-business sector.  Primary duties will include the following (prioritized by importance):

  • Business development and asset (loan) origination.
  • Relationship management.
  • Collaboration with the Credit Analyst team for Credit underwriting.
  • Collaboration with the Loan Closing team for loan closings.
  • Coordination of Loan servicing/reporting in conjunction with the Credit Analyst Team.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 8+ years of Commercial Real Estate or Agricultural experience in the following:
  • Business develpment.
  • Relatinship management.
  • Established netwrk of key contacts and prospects preferred.
  • Cmmercial credit analysis and decision-making.
  • Cmmercial credit portfolio administration.
  • MS Office Suite Wrd and Excel-based applications (create spreadsheets/formulas).


  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication.  
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain customer and peer relationships.
  • To post for this position, you need the proper work authorization to work in the country where the position is located and not require relocation assistance.





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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 is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

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Requisition #: 110663 

Nearest Major Market: Fresno