Senior Mortgage Loan Officer
Job Posting End Date: 07/28
Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 33 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses – Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life – are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.
This position is responsible for production of commercial mortgage loan investments, including origination and underwriting, on a national basis with specific coverage territories as agreed upon with the VP. The incumbent will work closely with legal and other team members, both in terms of underwriting new transactions and monitoring transactions within their portfolio in conjunction with the asset management function. There are no direct reports associated with this position at present, but from time to time this role might include one or more direct reports in the form of a more junior level loan officer and/or analyst; as such, this position could entail helping to train, develop, and mentor such individual(s).
Our Portland, Maine location is preferred, however, we will consider other Unum offices as well as remote work arrangements.
Generate, analyze, underwrite, structure, negotiate, and commit to commercial mortgage loans
Conduct detailed financial analysis and underwriting of potential mortgage loan transactions, including real estate collateral, income/expenses, borrowing entity, and local / regional economic and market indicators
Negotiate pricing and deal structure to adequately compensate for the risk
Develop and maintain an effective network of mortgage banker correspondents
Discuss potential investments on a regular basis with loan officer colleagues to ensure consistency of underwriting standards and to incorporate third-party input
Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of real estate market conditions, financial markets and trends as they relate to commercial mortgage loans
Contribute information and analysis to aid portfolio strategy relative to commercial mortgage investments
Prepare written analysis of proposed investments for review with management and presentation to Private Asset Approval Committee
Work with internal and external legal counsel on the structure of proposed and committed transactions, terms of loan documents, and closing requirements
Assist others within Unum with real estate-related matters
Work with VP, Managing Director – Private Assets and team to provide assistance in monitoring/managing loan portfolio and to make recommendations with respect to modifications or amendment requests.
BA in business, real estate, finance, economics, or related field required. Advanced degree or certification in related field, such as MBA, CFA, CPA, or JD preferred
10 years minimum work experience in commercial mortgage lending, preferably in an insurance company setting; solid knowledge of real estate finance, valuation and credit analysis, as well as real estate documentation
Computer skills, including Word, Excel; ability to learn new software; CoStar experience preferred
Strong negotiation skills
Ability to work independently within a team-oriented environment
Ability to travel regularly to meet with correspondents and borrowers to inspect real estate transactions
Solid written and verbal communication skills
Meets the standards for this position, as defined in the Talent Management framework
Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
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