Real Estate Finance (Associate)

  • Competitive
  • Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 21 Aug 17

Real Estate Finance (Associate)


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia.SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.

Present in Japan since 1973, Societe Generale provides Japanese customers with financial services built on its cutting-edge technologies as a leading French financial institution.

Our office is located in Tokyo's core business district Marunouchi, housing Societe Generale's three entities in Japan: Societe Generale Tokyo Branch, Societe Generale Securities Services and Lyxor Asset Management.


Major Accountabilities/Principal Responsibilities:

Primary Objectives

  • Contribute directly to the business in Japan of the global Real Estate Finance( GLFI/AFI/REL) business line, consistent with its strategy.
  • Assist in the origination and execution of mandates to arrange tailor made finance transactions for business line clients.
  • Assist in the origination of finance transactions in the real estate sector in Japan. These transactions will typically be non-recourse (secured) or corporate (secured or unsecured) transactions. Secured transactions may be secured by a single asset or a portfolio of assets and will be otherwise consistent with the guidelines prescribed for the business line (as may be updated from time to time).
  • Structure and execute finance transactions in accordance with business line procedures. Main tasks include market and transaction-specific analysis, execution of the due diligence process, preparation of credit applications, performing obligor and transaction rating, term sheet drafting and preparation of offers and agreements.
  • Answer questions of Societe Generale (SG)'s credit department and any other entities involved in the credit approval process.
  • Participate in the execution of loan documentation assisted by external and/or internal lawyers.
  • Coordinate with and assist Syndication Business Line(GLFI/SYN) in the primary and/or secondary distribution of loans in accordance with the agreed strategy.
  • Monitor and follow-up the client relationship and provide business line input in respect of the monitoring of transactions and their documented terms and conditions throughout the life of transactions (and including the annual review) by the middle office.
  • Maintain an awareness of Japan real estate market conditions and trends.
  • Play an active role in the on-the-job training and development of the business line's trainee or intern (if any)


Key Skill Areas & knowledge Required:

  • Ability to work in a small team environment.
  • Fluency in English and Japanese.
  • Knowledge of business line policies and procedures.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Cashflow modelling skills using Excel.
  • Knowledge of Japan real estate market conditions and trends.
  • Knowledge of Japanese regulation and law related to the business


  • JSDA (Japan Securities Dealers Association)'s Internal Administrators/Controllers' qualification
  • University degree in a relevant discipline (business, commerce, law).
  • 3-5 years structured finance experience.