SENIOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE UNDERWRITER

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to hr@cvlending.com

 

CONVENTUS MISSION AND VISION

Conventus is an asset-based business purpose lender and asset management company based in San Francisco, CA.  We are a small but growing team of experienced mortgage professionals creating a highly responsive, fast, and no hassle lending platform for property developers and real estate professionals to obtain loans for their projects quickly and seamlessly. Our mission is to delight every customer and ensure quality and trust in every interaction in which we engage. Diversity of experiences, perspectives, skills, and cultures is core to our mission and team.

 

POSITION

Full-Time, Salaried, Performance-Based Bonus

As Conventus’ Senior CRE Underwriter, you will be the at the heart of our company’s product expansion.  We are searching for a mission-driven, analytical, detail-oriented, and highly technical person to develop and lead our newly formed CRE underwriting team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a key member of our team that is critical to ensuring the thoroughness of our CRE loan origination process and delivering to our clients during a pivotal stage of our company’s development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand business goals to mitigate risk in CRE lending related to acquisition, refinance, and value-add properties
  • Construct detailed financial models to project pro forma gross income, net operating income, and cash flows for commercial real estate properties (multifamily, office, hotel, industrial, and retail) with core, core plus, and value-add characteristics
  • Lead and update underwriting guideline creation and collaborate with key stakeholders to implement guidelines into loan processing and loan sale processes
  • Recommend loan amount, rate, and required enhancements (guarantees, additional collateral, etc.) based upon initial and updated property valuations
  • Conduct market and submarket research including demographic, income, and comparable property performance and sale trends in order to improve property valuation analysis
  • Perform due diligence and closing process reviews by analyzing financial statements, appraisal and environmental reports, lease agreements, tax returns, and legal documents
  • Approve pay-downs related to property or collateral release provisions
  • Develop, refine and establish analytical standards for underwriting policies  
  • Oversee and manage underwriting compliance procedures
  • Identify, implement, and standardize risk management strategies 
  • Collaborate and provide support across sales, processing, and asset management divisions

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills

  • Ability to multitask, balance multiple priorities, and maintain strong attention to detail
  • Financial analysis and modeling
  • Proficiency or working knowledge of Argus (or Assess) and CoStar
  • Fundamental expertise in financing, collateral and valuation concepts, and loan documentation

Character

  • Strong communication skills
  • Results-oriented
  • Personable
  • Ability to mentor associates on underwriting policies and procedures 
  • Ability to operate independently and make sound judgments 
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to adapt quickly

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in commercial real estate debt underwriting

CONVENTUS BENEFITS

•     Integrated PTO annually

•     Health Benefits (Health, Vision, Dental)

•     Life Insurance Coverage

•     Pre-tax commuter fund

•     Pre-tax medical fund

•     SimpleIRA

COMPENSATION

Competitive (six figure) salary range based upon experience

Performance-based bonus  

 *Position is based in Conventus’ headquarters in San Francisco, CA