Real Estate Underwriter/Analyst - PPM America, Inc.

November 03, 2017

PPM America, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois 60606



The PPM Commercial Real Estate Group (“CREG”) is involved in the origination, closing and servicing of Commercial Mortgage loans. CREG has loan origination personnel (‘Producers”) that are responsible for loan origination in specified geographical territories. The Real Estate Underwriter/Analyst will work closely with the Producers in all aspects of the loan origination and closing process. The current commercial mortgage portfolio is approximately $8 Billion and annual loan productions are expected to continue to be in the $2.0 – $2.5 Billion range.



Summary of Responsibilities:


1. Provide support and analysis in all aspects of the mortgage loan process, including economic analysis, borrower/sponsor analysis, market analysis, lease review and analysis and helping prepare credit committee presentations.

2. Work with Producers in reviewing, quoting, negotiating and underwriting new business as designated by the Producers.

3. Work closely with CREG’s Mortgage Correspondents and Borrowers to review new loan opportunities, secure needed information and to provide back up for Producers if they are out of the office.

4. Provide administrative support to Producers when needed to ensure CREG process is responsive and efficient.

5. Assist Producers and CREG loan closers in closing new loan transactions, including review of third party reports and updated economic information and procuring needed closing items.

6. Serve as part of Prescreen Group. The Prescreen Group provides input on new business strategy and annual business plan and helps establish processes and procedures for new loan originations. This group also reviews non-straightforward new transactions.

7. Assist in ad hoc projects related to PPM’s commercial real estate department.





  • 2 - 5 years of experience in the commercial real estate field, including direct experience in providing analysis for new commercial real estate transactions. Experience with a permanent lender is preferred.


  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.


  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to interact well with people inside and outside the organization.


  • Undergraduate degree in business or a related area.