French Speaking – Director of Lending – Real Estate-Central London

Ref: (Ref: U21K631 )
Salary: £ 80,000 - 100,000 + Benefits
Specialist Area: Other
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

OUR CLIENT are an established European real estate lender who provides solutions to many investors and developers. They are looking to recruit a French Speaking – Director of Lending – Real Estate who will be responsible for real estate loan underwriting.

THE ROLE'S RESPONSIBILITIES for the Real Estate Lending Director:

  • Reviewing and analysing of potential new lending opportunities
  • Loan Origination
  • Financial modelling of structured debt
  • Producing and issuing indicative Heads of Terms
  • Preparing credit papers
  • Presenting lending opportunities to members of Investment Committee
  • Undertaking AML/KYC assessments using the appropriate software tools
  • Reviewing reports from 3rd parties, including: report on title; valuation; project monitor reports
  • Managing loan closing process
  • Attending site visits / borrower meetings, when requested by the Portfolio Manager
  • Overseeing and reviewing drafting of facility agreements in accordance with Investment Committee sanction
  • Assisting in portfolio management including covenant testing & loan monitoring
  • Assisting in the management of ongoing borrowers, including interim drawdowns
  • Monitoring and flagging early warning signs of deteriorating customer credit profiles


  • 6-10 years' experience in the European property finance industry, with a credit / credit analyst role
  • French language skill is a must
  • CFA qualification will be advantageous
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and influencing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with a heavy workload
  • Have a positive outlook, be client focused and self-motivated


  • Competitive Bonus
  • Health care
  • Life assurance
  • Hybrid working (1 day from home)

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