Real Estate Finance

"Real Estate Finance provides the fuel that keeps the industry running"

The real estate finance business field is extremely diverse and complex. Employers range from pension funds, insurance companies, and private-equity firms, to commercial banks, private banks, and credit unions. Job titles range from investment banker, to mortgage bankers and brokers, and underwriters. Real estate financing is not just for home loans and home equity lines of credit. Major commercial loan business is done with refinancing old loans, new construction loans, permanent financing on leased projects, mezzanine debt, and acquisition loans. Typical job functions in the field involve consulting potential borrowers and originating loans, servicing existing loans by making sure payments are being made and taxes and insurance are paid, securitizing pools of loans to be sold in the secondary MBS and CMBS markets, and much more. Loan underwriters evaluate deals to determine loan amounts, creditworthiness of borrowers, and income potential of projects. Lenders usually specialize by product type including single family residential, multi-family, retail, office, industrial, and more. Lenders may also specialize by loan amount.

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cbre group, inc. (nyse:cbg), a fortune 500 and s&p 500 company headquartered in los angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue).  the company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves rea...
CBRE CO-Denver 7/24/14
director of affordable housing finance company the vestcor companies was founded in 1983 in jacksonville, florida and has grown to become one of florida's largest developers of multifamily communities. vestcor has developed over 11,000 multifamily rental units covering the span from lux...
Vestcor Companies FL-Jacksonville 7/24/14
biomed realty is expanding their team and looking for a top performer to support the finance department.  the successful candidate will provide financial analysis and research in support of valuation, development and corporate-level investment opportunities, as well as the preparation of the...
BioMed Realty CA-San Diego 7/23/14
key responsibilities: financial analysis: analyze and underwrite potential credit and structured equity opportunities, to include: creating detailed cash flow models, sensitivity tables, returns models performing other financial analyses required to evaluate and pursue both devel...
The Wolff Company AZ-Scottsdale 7/23/14
finance project manager-boston, ma the community builders, inc. (tcb) is one of the leading nonprofit developers of mixed-income housing in the united states. our mission is to build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. we realize our mis...
The Community Builders MA-Boston 7/23/14
cbre group, inc. (nyse:cbg), a fortune 500 and s&p 500 company headquartered in los angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2012 revenue).  the company has approximately 37,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves rea...
CBRE WI-Green Bay 7/22/14
confidential international real estate investment banking firm headquartered in manhattan is seeking a highly motivated and experienced senior level equity and debt finance professional to execute large debt and equity and principal transactions.  this position requires capital placement...
Confidential NY 7/21/14
investment banking firm is seeking two high level real estate capital markets professionals for our west palm beach office.  individuals should have a track record arranging finance for large commercial transactions and have substantial cmbs experience. individuals should be established deal...
Confidential FL 7/18/14
we are looking for a driven individual who wants to learn and grow as part of our finance team. this role will assist with financial planning, analysis support, and project work.   responsibilities prepare and distribute quarterly and annual reports for executives, board of direc...
Westfield CA-la 7/17/14
highly successful real estate merchant banking and advisory firm, headquartered in manhattan, seeking highly experienced senior level debt professional to execute large senior finance mezzanine and equity transactions. we execute a multi-billion dollar advisory platform which facilitated $4 bi...
Confidential NY-New York 7/11/14