Commercial Real Estate Finance Manager - GCC

CKR Consultants Ltd
London, United Kingdom
GBP80000 - GBP90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
26 Sep 2022
29 Sep 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Commercial Real Estate Finance Manager - GCC£80,000 - £90,000 + bonus + excellent benefitsCentral London

THE COMPANYGrowing London banking group with global assets of over $50billion. The business comprises commercial and wholesale banking together with retail activities. The bank's commercial real estate business area continues to expand. They are now looking for an experienced person who has a high level of credit skills and experience in commercial real estate finance to support the Head of Commercial Real Estate Finance to develop and manage on a day to day basis both potential new customer targets and existing customers to meet assigned financial and non-financial targets. The main task is to secure new clients for the bank from GCC area's, management of the existing / increasing portfolio while possessing real estate commercial knowledge and having credit applications to run within the bank.

THE ROLEReporting to the Head of Commercial Real Estate Finance, you will work with the Commercial Real Estate Team, the Credit team, operational staff, senior management and relationship teams as well as liaison with external clients, professionals and real estate syndication desks and many different bank departments. The role includes the following:
  • Prepare credit applications and reviews for new/prospective customers and existing customer facilities (annual reviews) that adequately address relevant risk factors
  • Deal with and resolve customer problems and requirements, in coordination with appropriate in house and external support functions, to ensure timely, friendly and accurate delivery of the Bank's products and services.
  • Support Head of Corporate Banking and Head of Commercial Real Estate Financing to develop and manage on a day to day basis both potential new customer targets and existing customers to meet assigned financial and non-financial targets, in compliance with the Bnak's policies and procedures, regulations and prevailing best practices
  • Support the Head of Commercial Real Estate Financing in negotiating and documenting facilities for clients
  • Assisting with the management of watch list and impaired credits
  • Supervise and provide mentoring to junior member of the team
  • Following up with approved solicitors and surveyors on matters related to customer transactions
  • Maintaining customer files in accordance with the Bank's KYC requirements to ensure compliance with Money Laundering Regulations at all times
  • Being responsible for the post-sanction facility implementation process to include, if required, obtaining relevant documentation, due diligence, account opening and facility drawdown procedures

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREDTo be considered for this role you should meet the following criteria:
  • Must have GCC/ Gulf Cooperation Council business estate development knowledge - comprising the six states bordering the Persian Gulf, namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
  • Must possess right to work in the UK. No sponsorship will be provided. The position is based in the London office and is based there 3 days per week.
  • Good university degree (minimum UK 2:1 or equivalent) with either of Masters, Professional accountancy certification, MRICS or CFA qualifications and a good knowledge of commercial real estate finance in the UK;
  • Minimum 8 years credit analysis and managing/ leading commercial real estate finance transactions;
  • Highly numerate, seasoned commercial real estate finance credit analyst with some experience of analysing structured or more complex transactions.
  • Accuracy and high level of numeracy in relation to financial analysis. Highly skilled at spreadsheets; ideally with some financial modelling experience.
  • Good working knowledge of banking products.
  • A self starter and keen team player
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills and ability to work independently are required.
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