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Head of Underwriting and Structuring - Real Estate Debt

Deutsche Bank New York, United States
Posted 6 days ago Hybrid Job Permanent salary range for this position in New York City is $164,000 - $265,000
Job Description:

Employer: DWS Group

Title: Head of Underwriting and Structuring - Real Estate Debt

Location: New York

Job Code: #LI-LV2 #LI-04

About DWS:

Today, markets face a whole new set of pressures - but also a whole lot of opportunity too. Opportunity to innovate differently. Opportunity to invest responsibly. And opportunity to make change.

Join us at DWS, and you can be part of an industry-leading firm with a global presence. You can lead ambitious opportunities and shape the future of investing. You can support our clients, local communities, and the environment.

We're looking for creative thinkers and innovators to join us as the world continues to transform. As whole markets change, one thing remains clear; our people always work together to capture the opportunities of tomorrow. That's why we are 'Investors for a new now'.

As investors on behalf of our clients, it is our role to find investment solutions. Ensuring the best possible foundation for our clients' financial future. And in return, we'll give you the support and platform to develop new skills, make an impact and work alongside some of the industry's greatest thought leaders. This is your chance to achieve your goals and lead an extraordinary career.

This is your chance to invest in your future.

Read more about DWS and who we are here.

Team / division overview

The Real Estate division of DWS is a full-service Real Estate manager with approximately EUR 60 billion AUM globally. DWS Real Estate acquires and manages investments in individual assets or Real Estate portfolios on behalf of funds and separate accounts.

The US Real Estate franchise is responsible for the origination, acquisition, asset management and disposition of Real Estate assets across the US for both Debt and Equity strategies. The team works on diverse tasks across various Real Estate asset classes such as office, industrial, retail, logistics, hotels and residential schemes.

Role Details

As the Head of Underwriting and Structuring for Real Estate Debt, you will be responsible for:
  • Primary point of contact for overseeing the underwriting and structuring of debt transactions, ensuring sound risk assessment and optimal deal structures for commercial Real Estate investments
  • Leveraging expertise in commercial Real Estate finance, credit analysis, and deal structuring, to play a critical role in driving the success of Debt financing initiatives and optimizing risk-adjusted returns
  • Oversight of junior underwriters responsible for evaluating and structuring Real Estate debt investments, conducting comprehensive financial analysis, risk assessment, and due diligence
  • Lead and mentor a team of debt underwriting professionals, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous learning
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders, including asset management and legal teams, to ensure alignment of debt underwriting and structuring with overall investment strategies to provide consistent quality control
  • Responsible for building out and managing the Real Estate debt underwriting framework, to include underwriting methodologies, models and scenario analysis
  • Supporting the management of financial partners with responsibility for sourcing back leverage (e.g. repo, loan-on-loan)
  • Structuring and negotiating intercreditor agreements in cases of multiple tranches of debt or complex financing structures
We are looking for :
  • Extensive experience in Real Estate finance, debt underwriting and commercial lending, with a focus on commercial Real Estate.
  • Strong understanding of financial analysis, credit risk assessment, and deal structuring principles
  • Proven track record of successfully underwriting and structuring Real Estate debt transactions
  • Excellent negotiation skills, with the ability to influence outcomes and build strong relationships with borrowers and counterparties
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team to achieve excellence
  • Broad investment experience covering real Estate debt and equity with excellent knowledge of multiple Real Estate asset classes
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders and drive results in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience working with multiple parties, debt instruments and confident in addressing legal, tax, accounting and financial issues within the commercial Real Estate sector
  • Educated to degree level in a Finance related discipline from an accredited college or university (or equivalent) or an acceptable level of industry experience
What we'll offer you:

At DWS we're serious about diversity, equity and creating an inclusive culture where colleagues can be themselves sand it's important to us that you enjoy coming to work - feeling healthy, happy and rewarded. At DWS, you'll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalised plan unique to your lifestyle. Whether you're interested in healthcare, company perks, or are thinking about your retirement plan, there's something for everyone.

The salary range for this position in New York City is $164,000 - $265,000. Actual salaries may be based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's skill set, experience, education and other qualifications. Posted salary ranges do not include incentive compensation or any other type of remuneration.

Some of our core benefits
  • Competitive Salary and Matched 401K Savings Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Away plus Bank Holidays
  • Physical and Mental Health Well-Being benefits including (but not limited to) Health & Life Insurance Plans and the support of trained Mental Health First Aiders
  • Family friendly benefits including generous parental leave packages (supporting all variations of family set-ups), to healthcare plans and travel insurance
  • The opportunity to support our CSR strategy which is focused on combatting climate change & achieving greater social justice. You can make donations to our partnered organisations or take part in corporate volunteering opportunities in your local communities by providing on hand support.
DWS' Hybrid Working model is designed to find the right balance between in-person collaboration and engagement in the office, which is core to our working culture, and working from home. Each business group varies on the split between time spent in the office and at home, but this will be discussed and made clear as part of your application and interview process. We will continue to review and evolve our working environments and methods to ensure that we are working in the best way possible for our people.

If you require any adjustments or changes to be made to the interview process for any reason including, or related to a disability or long-term health condition, then please contact your recruiter and let them know what assistance you may need. Examples of adjustments include providing a change to the format of the interview, or providing assistance when at the DWS office. This will not affect your application and your recruitment team will discuss options with you.

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We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

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