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Director, Commercial Real Estate Lending

Chevy Chase, MD · Banking/Loans

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Forbright Bank is a full-service bank, commercial lender, and asset manager headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Forbright is a banking and financing visionary leader in clean energy, healthcare, technology, financial services, real estate, and other industries with extraordinary service.

COMPANY CULTURE:  We are a dynamic, high energy, fun, and fast-paced organization that has an exciting growth trajectory, meaningful mission, and embedded responsible environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices into our daily interactions. We offer our team members a culture of collaboration, inclusion, flexibility, recognition, and giving back. We look to hire individuals that are passionate about our mission, and who are motivated, customer and results-oriented, innovative, adaptable, and thoughtful.

COMPANY MISSION:  We are a values-driven institution with an uncommon commitment to decarbonization and sustainability. As the need to build a more sustainable, low-carbon economic system grows increasingly urgent, we are dedicating half of our assets to financing the companies, investors, and innovators driving that change. We are reimagining how a bank should operate in a changing world.

JOB SUMMARY:  We are looking to hire a Director, Commercial Real Estate Lending that is responsible for originating, underwriting, and asset managing real estate loans in the “sustainable finance” space, including construction and bridge loans on “green” buildings and affordable housing as well as senior loans paired with CPACE that will also be originated within the Sustainable Finance division.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interface with Borrowers and Intermediaries to produce deal flow and triage incoming opportunities
  • Assess deal credits and underwriting in order to determine appropriate structures for construction and bridge loans
  • Create internal memoranda that outline the strengths and weaknesses of a transaction and present them to the Credit Committee
  • Manage a commercial real estate loan origination from underwriting to close including property level diligence and negotiation of loan documents
  • Manage a portfolio of “sustainable” or “green” commercial real estate loans
  • Be involved in the asset management of loans post-closing including draws and modifications.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year, accredited institution
  • 7-10 years’ experience in Commercial Real Estate lending
  • Highly motivated business professional, able to thrive in small-team environment
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel, Argus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills
ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
For Forbright Bank to remain efficient and nimble as a growing organization, team members are expected to exhibit a high level of flexibility regarding any duties that may be situationally assigned outside of this job description.

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PERKS/BENEFITS:
💼 Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
🌴 4 weeks PTO
💰 401k + company match
🚉 Metro SmartTrip benefits ($50/mo)
💻 WFH flexibility
🚴 Bonuses for purchasing solar panels, electric vehicles, biking to work, etc.
🍎 Paid subscriptions to Veterans Compost, Imperfect Foods and more!

Forbright Bank is committed to cultivating an environment that promotes diversity as a fundamental value. We welcome employees with a range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives.              
Forbright Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

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