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Real Estate Debt Analyst

Date Posted: Jan 6, 2022

Location: London, GB London, GB

Company: MetLife

Real Estate Debt Analyst

Job Location: London (City of London)

Hybrid role, offering 1 day a week WFH

Closing date: 28th January 2022

 

Adding “2021 Best Place to Work in Money Management" by Pensions & Investments among the many reasons to secure a career at MetLife! We offer a superior working culture to develop professionally and personally in. Offering you a great work/life balance, you will learn from colleagues held in high regard throughout the sector.

 

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) Headquartered in United States (Whippany, New Jersey), MIM is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $664 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.

 

Role Value Proposition:

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 internal and external clients.

    

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. Support Debt Team members when collaborating with brokers, property owners, attorneys and other transaction counterparts to perform due diligence throughout the closing process.
  3. Play a supportive 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.
  6. Assist Team leader and other team members with scheduling meetings and organizing presentations.

 

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. 
  • Zero to two years relevant experience with demonstrated understanding of commercial real estate valuation and cash flow modelling.
  • 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.

 

 

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 US 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.

 

 

MetLife:

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 $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. 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. Last year we won the "2021 Best Place to Work in Money Management" by Pensions & Investments.

       

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.  Visit us at www.metlife.com to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to accommodations@metlife.com

 

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.

 

 

 

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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 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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