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Posted: Monday, March 6, 2017 6:59 AM

Associate : Capital Markets:Cohen Financial (A Division of SunTrust Bank):W435071
Cohen Financial is seeking applicants with experience in commercial real estate finance. The role of this position is to work closely with members of a high powered origination team and support in all aspects of the origination process. The individual will work with Life Company, CMBS, Bank, GSE, Finance, and opportunity funds in underwriting and evaluating commercial real estate loans, working directly with borrowers and lenders, to manage the execution process from the signing of the assignment through to the closing. It is important the person has a driven personality, passion and experience to support the needs of the production team and the needs of our commercial real estate borrower and lender clients.
Read and analyze financial statements of various property types.
Create, analyze, and audit various types of cash flow models.
Understand physical characteristics of properties, and the related competitive advantages and disadvantages.
Investigate, analyze and communicate micro and macro:level location attributes of projects in consideration.
Analyze and gather market information including rental and sales comparables, vacancy rates, and expense comparables through independent field work and direct contact with brokers, appraisers and developers.
Read, analyze, understand and summarize various commercial leases and other documents and contracts.
Assemble the above referenced information into a concise, thorough narrative description of the transaction, to be presented to lenders for consideration and approval.
Produce high quality, accurate and insightful work while meeting short time deadlines.
Interface with clients to obtain necessary documentation and appropriately manage the closing process with a variety of capital sources.
Minimum Requirements:
Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or a related field.
1:5 years of relevant business experience within commercial real estate or the equivalent,
Proven strong mathematical, verbal and written communication skills and excellent planning, organization and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to function under tight time frames and deliver work accurately and efficiently
Ability to handle projects, function in a team:oriented setting as well as on own demonstrating strong initiative.
Strong sense of personal motivation and responsibility
Confirmed solid knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Power Point
Willingness to occasionally work long hours, including some weekends.
Eligible to manage or perform loan origination or servicing functions under Mortgage Investor or government agency guideline requirements
Preferred Requirements:
Real Estate License in state of residence
Internship experience within the real estate industry
Advanced level of expertise in MS Excel, Word, Power Point, and Argus.
Ability to handle multiple projects at various stages at one time.
Understanding of real estate documents, including purchase and sale agreements, estoppels, SNDAs, leases, ALTA Surveys.
Experience in mortgage banking, banking and/or with a title company
Experience in processing and closing commercial loans for a lender or another mortgage banking institution
Job:Credit and Risk
Primary Location: IL:Chicago Area
Work Locations: Arduino 6:Chicago
227 W. Monroe St., Ste. 1000
Chicago 60606
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