Risk, Credit Risk - Commercial Real Estate, Sr. Associate/Vice President, Dallas

Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
Job ID
2020-61058
Schedule Type
Full Time
Level
Associate
Function(s)
Risk Management
Region
Americas
Division
Risk
Business Unit
Credit Risk
Employment Type
Employee

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

RISK

The Risk division is responsible for credit, market and operational risk, model risk, independent liquidity risk, and insurance throughout the firm.

 

Divisional Overview

The Risk Division is a team of specialists charged with managing the firm’s credit, market, liquidity, and operational risk. Whether assessing the creditworthiness of the firm’s counterparties, monitoring market risks associated with trading activities, or offering analytical and regulatory compliance support, our work contributes directly to the firm’s success. The division is ideal for collaborative individuals who have strong ethics and attention to detail.

 

Credit Risk (CR) is responsible for managing the firm’s credit exposure to its trading and lending counterparties. Leveraging its extensive expertise in financial, credit and risk analysis, CR ensures that credit exposure to our counterparts is managed within the firm’s risk appetite. Staffed with more than 400 professionals, CR operates through 12 different offices around the world and credit professionals work closely with many areas of the firm. Given this structure, CR professionals gain diverse financial experience and a broad perspective on how the entire firm functions. The interaction with numerous departments and the range of projects that ensue allow for a challenging, varied and multi-dimensional work environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

Responsibilities

  • Assess the credit and financial strength of borrowers and counterparts in the REIT/Corporate Real Estate sector by performing fundamental credit analysis of counterparties using both quantitative and qualitative factors
  • Coordinate with Investment Banking/Financing group, Sales & Trading, Legal, Operations and Compliance departments to approve derivatives business and ensure appropriate documentation, limits and risk mitigants
  • Underwrite commercial real estate mortgage transactions including review and approval of transactions, determination of  appetite and assignment of regulatory and internal ratings
  • Represent Credit Risk on deal structuring discussions, including questions about commercial mortgage-backed securities and rating agency CMBS methodologies
  • Monitor the performance of borrowers and counterparts in the portfolio, including adherence to terms and covenants, and help formulate risk-mitigating strategies as necessary
  • Monitor credit trends in the portfolio; detect and escalate notable industry trends and recommend appropriate action to senior management; Perform sector analysis regularly in order to assess portfolio concentration or trends
  • Escalate issues to Credit Risk senior management
  • Coordinate closely with work-out experts in Credit Risk, legal, and other divisions as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with Credit Risk policy and procedures, and recommend adjustments as needed
  • Manage, mentor and train junior colleagues

 

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6 years of credit risk management experience, preferably with a background in corporate credit risk and/or commercial real estate lending
  • Experience in investment banking products including loan products and derivatives
  • Demonstrable track record of independent decision making and the ability to steer client and business negotiations
  • Strong familiarity with regulatory rating requirements and application of such guidance
  • Strong documentation (loan and/or derivatives), analytical, presentational and communication skills required
  • Must be able to lead and motivate engaged and diverse team, providing guidance to and supervision of junior members of the team
  • Excellent writing skills with confident presentation skills; must be able to communicate at senior levels

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Functional Expertise - Keeps up-to-date with emerging business, economic, and market trends
  • Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to details, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate financial/analytical skills
  • Drive and Motivation - Successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks
  • Client and Business Focus - Effectively handles difficult requests, builds trusting, long-term relationships with clients, helps the client to identify/define needs and manages client/business expectations
  • Teamwork – Gives evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions
  • Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner, shares information/new ideas with others, and demonstrates judgment to escalate as appropriate
  • Judgment and Problem Solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyzes complex issues
  • Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value
  • Influencing Outcomes - Presents sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions. Takes a position on issues and influences others' opinions by presenting persuasive recommendations

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS


At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

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