Execute financing solutions for the European portfolio of equity properties and levered loan strategies, including Construction loans, floating-rate & fixed-rate mortgages, fabrication of subordinate debt, A-note sales, whole loan syndications, & subscription line facilities.
First tier target countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, UK.
Underwrite and analyze cash flow projections using ARGUS and Excel with the local transaction teams in the respective country.
Gather and evaluate economic, demographic, and real estate specific data for potential financings with the support of research team.
Determine the optimal structure/pricing/leverage for variety of equity & debt investment types.
Typical product being office, retail, logistics and hotel.
Prepare marketing materials for sourcing leverage and coordinate lender selection and the loan closing process with the support of the local teams.
Review and negotiate legal documents in multiple European jurisdictions including loan documents, intercreditor agreements, and other relevant materials.
Provide support to producers, asset managers, and portfolio management teams to optimize future and existing leverage positions, maturity schedules, and fund level borrowings.
Oversee and support asset management financing reporting to banks.
Help expand the number of direct lending partnerships and access to the most recent leverage technologies and pockets of available capital.
Run financing tenders processes to achieve best in place financing.
Willingness and ability to travel overnight and internationally
7+ years of loan origination experience (preferably for opportunistic and value add transactions) for commercial real estate transactions across Europe investment analysis, loan structuring, and syndication experience.
Educated to degree level with post-graduate qualification in real estate / finance related discipline preferred.
Strong long term European bank contact base/relationships and deal track record
Experience to create and implement alternative financing structures if "regular" financing is not available (i.e., value add financing in Italy, Spain)
Able to analyze and model complex debt transactions and waterfalls.
Familiarity with interest and foreign exchange hedging preferred
Takes charge and seizes opportunities; champions change
Works well independently with European lending banks but in a team effort with the relevant transaction individual in the respective country
Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects
Innovative; handles complex issues quickly & has the ability to make key recommendations & decisions
Highly organized and able to multi-task in an environment of change
Understands business issues & possesses the ability to uncover & execute effective solutions
Ability to interact with members of senior management, executives and local transaction teams in their respective countries
Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; proven presentation skills
Develops strong and effective relationships with all areas across the organization
Ability to influence others and win support on critical issues
Foreign language proficiency in English and German preferred
Reporting line: to Head of Transactions Europe, and to Head of Debt Placement & Syndications