Associate Director - Lending

Posted 10 April 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCommercial Property

Job description

Our Client:
Our client is a financier and multi-strategy alternative investment manager. Their focus is on investing capital for individuals and institutional clients spanning across various asset classes including real estate, private equity, credit and liquid market strategies.

The client’s ability to deliver for investors is underpinned by their competitive advantage of offering institutional quality in a boutique setting. This allows them to better assess, structure and execute to the highest quality with creative and risk mitigated solutions. They are also able to respond quickly to opportunities and changing market dynamics, utilising a strong balance sheet and underwriting capabilities in addition to the ready access to capital via this extensive network of investors.
The Role:
As an Associate Director - Lending in a small team, you work closely with the Directors of all aspects of the investment process, from origination through to execution, and ongoing portfolio management.
  • Work on the origination, evaluation, underwriting and structuring of real estate debt and equity investments across the NZ real estate finance markets
  • Involved in all stages of the origination of real estate debt transactions, from the initial screening of a new transaction to the due diligence and documentation review, through to the loan closing process
  • Assist with the preparation and review of offer letters for acceptance by the customer
  • Perform valuation analyses using various real estate valuation methodologies, including discounted cash flow, multiples valuation and transaction comparables as well as reviewing valuations prepared by third party valuation firms
  • Build detailed financial models to evaluate real estate performance under various operating scenarios and to analyse the impacts of various capital structures
  • Assist in preparation of credit papers for presentation to credit committee
  • Liaising with external professionals including valuers, QS, legal, consultants
  • Attend meetings with clients and stakeholders
  • Ongoing monitoring of development loans/projects including regular site visits to check on-site construction and sales progress
About You:
To be considered a strong candidate for this role you will be able to demonstrate the following;
  • Min 8-10 years real estate experience, preferably from a bank, accounting, law, valuation firm
  • Experience of, and enthusiasm for property investment and development, with a track record of demonstrable deal making in tandem with a comprehensive market network
  • Keen understanding and appreciation of property market trends
  • Excellent financial modelling skills with high degree of fluency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Highly literate with ability to write clear, concise, incisive reports
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical skills and close attention to detail
  • Ability and credibility to communicate clearly and persuasively at all levels.
To learn more or to see a full job description, please submit your interest via the link above, or alternatively for a confidential discussion please contact Matt Webster at Assemble Recruitment on 027 274 6829.