Structured Finance Manager (Australia) Structured Finance Manager (Australia) …

LaSalle Investment Management (SG)
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 Dec 21
Competitive
LaSalle Investment Management (SG)
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 Dec 21
Competitive
Posted by:
Wendy Chang • Head of HR, Asia Pacific ex-Japan
Posted by:
Wendy Chang
Head of HR, Asia Pacific ex-Japan
LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world’s leading real estate investment managers. With presence in 16 countries worldwide, we manage approximately $73 billion (as of H1 2021) of private and public property equity investments. Our diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, endowments and private individuals from across the globe.

LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) is a global real estate investment manager with USD 71 billion (as of Q4 2020) of private and public real estate assets under management and nearly 700 people in 16 countries worldwide.  Our diverse investor base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, endowments and high net worth investors from across the globe.  LaSalle sponsors private separate accounts, private open and closed-end commingled funds, and public real estate securities programs.  As a wholly-owned member of the Jones Lang LaSalle group, LaSalle's investment teams also draw on the intelligence and resources of our parent company, giving us unique access to market opportunities and key industry leaders.

 

Location; Sydney, Austrailia 

Reporting Line:  Co-Head of Strctured Finance & Treasury, Asia Pacific (based in Singapore) and matrix to Head of Acquisitions (Australia)

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Raising of new debt to finance acquisitions/developments, refinancing of expiring debts, and restructuring of existing debt:
    • Prepare Loans RFP (Request For Proposal) process, review of financing term sheets and selection of lenders
    • Handle review of loan documentation and negotiation with lenders, JV partners
    • Coordination of information flow between relevant teams and lenders.
    • Review loan documentation and co-ordinate with fund and finance team to execute the completion of the financing transaction
    • Review and recommend interest rate and/or foreign exchange hedging strategies and co-ordinate with LaSalle treasury team
    • Work with lenders, JV partners, legal counsels, acquisition teams, asset management and development and finance and treasury teams to ensure smooth, successful and timely drawdown and completion of the financing transaction
    • Capital structuring/planning, including implementation of the agreed capital structure.
    • Manage and grow Australia’s banking relationships
  • Assisting Acquisition, Finance and Asset Management teams to execute on strategy and ensuring timely, accurate reporting to lenders.
  • Cashflow modelling including building and review of cash flow models and advise on financing assumptions (leverage, interest rates) underwritten within investment thesis.
  • Oversee & review financial and tax due diligence for acquisitions, participations in JVs or co-investments
  • Assistance with preparation of Investment Committee papers,
  • Ensure successful handing over to Fund Controllers/Reporting teams, Asset and development teams post-completion.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in finance, business, real estate economics or a related discipline.
  • At least 4 years of working experience (direct real estate finance experience preferred)
  • Experience in debt structuring, debt raising exercise, CMBS/capital markets, debt negotiation from borrower’s perspective, treasury considerations
  • Access to real estate banking contacts and networks in Australia
  • Experience in real estate cash flow forecasting, real estate valuation or capital markets, would be favourable
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment
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