Sr Analyst - Construction Loan Servicing
We are seeking a Sr Analyst to join the Affordable Housing Construction Loan Servicing group of our client, Citi Community Capital.
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Citi Community Capital (“CCC”) is the community lending and investing arm of Citi. It is housed in the Municipal Securities Division of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group. Unique among its peers, CCC provides a comprehensive array of financial products, from investment banking to lending and equity investment, designed to create strong communities and contribute toward Citi’s Community Reinvestment Act performance.
Committed to the communities we serve, CCC finances both straightforward and highly structured transactions for non-profit and for-profit developers, Community Development Financial Institutions, and state and local government agencies.
Our financings may employ a combination of taxable and tax-exempt loans or bonds; Low Income, Historic or New Markets Tax Credits; and government and private subsidies. CCC can provide capital directly or as an intermediary. We are a construction lender and a permanent lender, a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage banker, and principal in unique equity investments – all designed to improve neighborhoods, create jobs, or improve the health care services or educational opportunities available to the communities we serve.
The projects we finance serve special needs populations including our nation’s homeless population, seniors and those with disabilities, as well as low income families and individuals. We are the leading investment banker, lender or equity provider in many of the areas in which we participate, and are generally acknowledged to be among the most creative and innovative firms in the industry.
We work throughout the country from 13 offices and have been the #1 affordable housing lender in the United States in each of the past seven years as reported by Affordable Housing Finance magazine. That success is due in large part to having the strongest, most innovative team of professionals in the country. Our work doesn’t just stop when we originate, structure and close a transaction; we have full underwriting, asset management and support groups that analyze and manage our transactions from closing through construction and during the life of the asset or program we’ve financed. Portfolio, risk management and finance professionals ensure that our activities remain within our economic and risk thresholds. With Citi’s capital committing capability and team of experienced professionals, we are able to provide financing solutions that are specifically designed to meet each client’s needs.
CCC is part of the Municipal Securities Division in the Institutional Clients Group of Citi.
CCC is looking to add an experienced professional to join its Transaction Management Group.
The role: Account Specialist
· Service a portfolio of multifamily rental construction, land, and mixed-use transactions (including loans, bonds, and letters of credit).
· Book the transactions in various loan servicing and trade capture systems. Ensure economic characteristics and risk profiles of portfolio are correctly captured across risk, finance, and business records.
· Demonstrate solid understanding of deal structure, funds flow, economics, and servicing requirements as extracted from deal summaries and legal documents.
· Liaise with borrowers, city agencies, equity partners, and other external parties. Coordinate internally with Asset Manager, Construction Risk, and Operations.
· Maintain budget spreadsheets to ensure all sources and uses are balanced at all times and within the required lien laws.
· Ensure requirements/conditions are met prior to monthly loan advances. Display a strong understanding of policies and procedures.
· Review and fund loan advance requests from borrowers including validating the supporting invoices, engineering reports, change orders, and lien waivers.
· Monitor the ongoing updates of the portfolio, including participating in extensions, modifications, and other pipeline events.
· Assist in the new deal closing and perm conversion process as needed.
· Maintain deal ticklers to track insurance policies, UCCs, flood status, escrow accounts, and collateral letters of credit.
· Facilitate data requests from internal teams as well as from regulators, borrowers, and other third parties.
· Identify efficiency improvements in all operational aspects of the business.
· Participate in special projects.
· Candidate is required to have a BA/BS with 1 – 5 years’ experience in real estate industry/loan administration, or equivalent role. Previous experience with affordable multifamily deals preferred.
· Individual must have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines is required.
· Energetic individual who shows initiatives, is a team player, and has a positive attitude to change.
· Ease with learning new systems/applications required. Good excel skills are also required.
· Quick learner and ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
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