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Date Posted: Jul 18, 2019

Location: London, LND, GB, E14 5AA

Company: MetLife


Real Estate Debt Analyst


Job Location: London (Canary Wharf)


Consisting of a Managing Director, two Directors and three Associate Directors, this small but mighty team will present you with excellent development opportunities. Due to expansion the team are looking to secure the talents of a Real Estate Analyst with excellent modelling/valuation skills (gained from employment of at least 2 years).


You will have the chance to work on meaningful transactions, working with sophisticated players and their transactions. Offering a fantastic work/life balance, our MetLife Real Estate team based in London are part of the bigger MetLife real estate division in the USA. Joining them now will benefit your career as we are growing and adding 3rd party to the platform. 


The Role

The Debt Analyst will play an important role in the London regional office’s loan origination efforts by completing in-depth property and market analyses, assisting in the internal loan committee approval process and closing senior commercial mortgage loan opportunities.  The Debt Analyst will provide primary support to the Debt Team’s mortgage production and loan management efforts for the MetLife General Account and investment management clients, while providing secondary support to the higher-yielding MIM lending strategies.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Support the London regional office Debt Team in the sourcing and originating of new mortgage loans by providing quantitative financial modeling and market analysis used in the property underwriting, valuation and evaluation of potential opportunities across a range of property types and geographies.
  2. Collaborate with Debt Team members, brokers, property owners, attorneys and other transaction counterparts to perform due diligence throughout the closing process.
  3. Play a major role in the preparation of investment memoranda and participate in deal presentations to the debt investment committee.
  4. Assist with loan asset management throughout the loan term, including property financial statement analysis, investor reporting and property inspections.
  5. Perform internal and external ad hoc reporting, pipeline tracking using MetLife’s proprietary mortgage production system and provide systems database support.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Real Estate, Economics, Math, Statistics, Liberal Arts or a related field of study. 
  • At least 2 years relevant experience with demonstrated understanding of commercial real estate valuation and cash flow modelling; Including professionals with any of the following: 
    • Valuation
    • Loan manager
    • Debt analyst
    • Loan originator
  • Results orientated team player. Emphasis on communication skills (both oral and written), ability to handle multiple assignments, strong work ethic and time management skills.
  • Strong quantitative and computer skills, specifically advanced Excel modeling (exposure to Argus a plus).
  • Preference given to candidates who have relevant experience (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and familiarity with the commercial real estate market data resources.
  • In order 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.


MetLife Investment Management (MIM)

Headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey, MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $587 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 900 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise in all asset classes, with a strength in public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.


In October 2012, building upon the company’s distinct expertise and success investing in private assets for the general account, MetLife launched its third-party asset management business in corporate private placements, infrastructure debt, commercial mortgage loans and direct equity investments in commercial real estate.  In addition to a strong track record and investment talent in both public and private assets, MIM’s competitive advantage lies in our deep credit underwriting fundamentals, seasoned and experienced individuals who have worked together for many years, and a disciplined risk management approach that permeates the business. Institutional investors have access to MIM’s unique platform and capabilities, intellectual capital, and the ability to work with a financially-strong partner offering attractive long-term returns and well-managed risk.


Real Estate Debt

MIM offers investors a commercial mortgage strategy that seeks to identify a relatively broad spectrum of commercial mortgages that offer higher relative value and greater protection from default risk. MetLife’s commercial mortgage business focuses on institutional quality office buildings, retail centers, apartment complexes, industrial properties and hotels that are located in targeted primary, secondary and select tertiary markets.  Professionals in MIM’s seven domestic regional offices (Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington DC, and Whippany, NJ) and four international offices (London, Mexico City, Tokyo and Santiago) source, evaluate, underwrite and process the loans and have in-depth real estate knowledge and longstanding industry relationships.


Due to holiday, applications will not be reviewed until after the 5th August 2019. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience cause.



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 proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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