Director Commercial Real Estate Loan Officer - Mutual of Omaha

February 01, 2018

Mutual of Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska 68165

Leads, manages and executes the sourcing and origination of new commercial real estate loan investments for the insurance company balance sheet within a defined geographic territory. Partners with senior management to further the implementation of the commercial real estate lending strategy, programs, portfolio, and correspondent mortgage banking relationships. Contributes to the overall success of the commercial mortgage loan department and its programs through sound real estate investments.

Location is Nebraska; Open to assessing remote working arrangement.

Expected annual sourcing volume will be +/- $150,000,000 to $175,000,000 annually in +/-20 transactions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Sources new commercial real estate loan investment opportunities from correspondent lending platform consistent with strategy, credit profile and balance sheet needs. Leads and manages new and existing business development efforts and correspondent relationships within a defined geographic territory. Effectively markets and communicates the Company's lending program to sourcing platform and sponsors.
  • Analyzes and underwrites new commercial mortgage loan investment opportunities and provides recommendations for loan sizing, pricing, terms and structure within parameters and credit profile of program.
  • Serves as primary market contact within defined territory for mortgage bankers in transaction origination and negotiation efforts. Manages the transaction throughout the loan origination process to include directing and working collaboratively with analysts in preparation of origination related documentation.
  • Leads asset level due diligence, site inspection, and market tours for new loan investments and works closely with internal and external business partners during loan closing and due diligence process. Provides feedback to senior management on concerns and/or recommendations on business related matters related to closing items.
  • Strengthens overall skill set, knowledge and expertise within the lending industry and Investment Management. Contributes to the professionalism of the department and the expansion of the team's skills and knowledge by attending seminars and continuing education classes, sharing of knowledge acquired, completing professionally-recognized designations and participating in professional and industry organizations.
  • Collaborates and partners with management and the origination and loan administration teams related to the origination process or portfolio management of the existing portfolio.
  • Provides input and recommendations to senior management on platform strategy, lending programs and processes, industry best practices and overall program execution.
  • Develops and maintains an engaged and accountable workforce.
  • Develops and maintains a fair and equitable working environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years a commercial real estate loan officer experience on a national, life insurance company lending platform. Origination and sourcing of commercial real estate loan investments with responsibility for a specific geographic territory with existing relationships across the real estate finance industry.
  • Considerable knowledge, understanding and experience of commercial real estate finance markets, competitive landscape, market and property fundamentals, underwriting and valuation principles, risk assessment and mitigation, and capital structures.
  • Considerable knowledge and experience in loan closing resolution and related legal matters.
  • Strong problem solving skills; ability to analyze, interpret and utilize significant data to make sound business decisions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, time sensitive environment and manage multiple transactions simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) consultative and negotiation skills.
  • Strong relationship development management skills; ability to interact with senior management and leaders within and outside of the company.
  • Ability to effectively make presentations to and interact with corporate officials, internal and external business partners/leaders, real estate industry and community leaders.
  • Ability to maintain and support professional business environment.
  • Ability to utilize a personal computer and business software applications to include but not limited to proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Real Estate, Finance or related field.
  • Ability to manage workplace business relationships in a professional, equitable and fair manner.
  • This position requires up to 50% travel, which may include flying and/or driving and some overnight stays.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Business, Real Estate, Finance or related field.
  • Life insurance company experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Argus and other real estate analytical software applications a plus.


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