CBRE Production Analyst in Seattle, Washington

CBRE AFFORDABLE HOUSING is seeking a Loan Production Analyst in Seattle. Our team wants a high-performing, detail-oriented, client-focused self-starter who will efficiently analyze requests to finance multifamily affordable housing throughout the country. Candidates will have experience providing the highest level of client service in order to win repeat business. Ideal candidates will have at least 2 years of current experience analyzing / underwriting funding for multifamily housing or other commercial real estate.

Responsibilities:

Efficiently analyzes the financial and non-financial aspects of multifamily housing properties in order to create competitive loan proposals.

Analyzes property financial statements such as operating statements, rent rolls, real estate tax bills, third party consultant reports (when available), and other due diligence to complete financial models, identify risks/mitigants, articulate conclusions, and make lending recommendations to supervisors.

Obtains, analyzes, and presents sales comparables, rent comparables, and expense comparables to develop underwriting conclusions.

Researches a variety of reliable sources to conclude and communicate the economic strengths and weaknesses of real estate markets throughout the U.S. where the subject properties are located.

Analyzes existing loan documents to evaluate and confirm opportunities to refinance existing debt.

Analyzes and communicates the pertinent affordable housing details of each transaction including regulatory agreements (LIHTC, bond, other), Section 8, real estate tax exemptions, and their impact on underwriting the proposed financing.

Inspects subject properties, as needed, including lease files and units as well as rent comps and sales comps (some travel).

Completes high-quality preliminary loan narratives that incorporate financial analysis, initial due diligence, and all other relevant information for review internally and by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, or other financial sources.

Stays abreast of interest rates, loan products, Fannie/Freddie/FHA guidelines, and other updated information needed to provide internal and external clients with competitive results.

Under the direction of Loan Producers, interfaces with clients (internal and external) to understand client needs and goals for each transaction and for their portfolios/businesses.

Identifies and communicates to Loan Producer business opportunities from client information and CBRE data.

Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers and interns on specialty areas.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

At least 2 years of experience analyzing / underwriting funding for multifamily housing or other commercial real estate highly preferred. Experience with multifamily lending programs of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and/or FHA (HUD) is a plus. Experience with affordable housing, including LIHTCs, Section 8, and/or bond financing is a plus.

Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and solid proficiency with other Microsoft Office Suite programs preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree with major in Business, Finance, Accounting. Relevant direct experience in lending for multifamily housing or other real estate finance experience preferred, may substitute if candidate majored in subjects other than business, finance, and accounting.

Licenses: not required for this position.

Attributes:

A passionate, can-do attitude. Highly motivated, intellectually curious. Takes actions to learn quickly.

Proven aptitude and skills for analyzing data, financial modeling, and clear reporting of results/recommendations.

Excellent interpersonal & written communication skills. Reports status of projects succinctly with suggested next steps.

Detail-oriented while understanding the big picture of a financial transaction and client relations.

Meets deadlines by working independently and with a team.

Takes ownership of and accountability for effectively prioritizing and completing multiple projects/tasks on time.

Keeps client and company information confidential.

Reports to: Deputy Chief Underwriter/Manager of Loan Screening while providing timely financial analysis to Loan Producers/Originators.

Location: downtown Seattle, Washington.

Background:

CBRE AFFORDABLE HOUSING’s Debt and Structured Finance (DSF) team is the premier provider of multifamily affordable housing financing. Our fully integrated platform provides seamless direct access to the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA lending programs—giving clients a competitive advantage and certainty of execution. CBRE AFFORDABLE HOUSING is the only fully integrated Capital Markets group for multifamily affordable housing that includes investment sales, debt & structured finance, and investment banking all within one self-contained specialty practice. CBRE AFFORDABLE HOUSING is not only the #1 investment sales business in this market niche, but also one of the largest producers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac preservation financing.

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