Arbor Realty Trust

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Deputy Chief Underwriter

Deputy Chief Underwriter

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Arbor Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust that invests in a diversified portfolio of multifamily and commercial real estate-related loans and other real estate-related assets has a career opportunity at its Dallas, TX office for an Deputy Chief Underwriter. The Deputy Chief Underwriter is responsible for the agency underwriting process. Responsibilities include providing credit risk analysis for loan origination and structuring staff to support multi-family transaction volume in accordance with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines. This includes individual case review, training underwriters and originators on the accurate interpretation of the product requirements for the various agencies lending programs, and maintaining a positive working relationship with the regional offices within Arbor and outside agencies.



The Deputy Chief Underwriter will have the following duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to:


  • Managing the due diligence/underwriting process, establishing policies and practices as it relates to the multi-family program, managing a nationwide staff of Underwriters supporting the origination team and enforcing agency program requirements
  • Providing staff training for underwriters and originators on new various programs, ensuring the quality of submissions of loans to multi-family, assigning new transactions to underwriters and establishing work priorities
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring quality control standards for multi-family loan processing, serving as a liaison with the various regional offices and supervising the hiring of Underwriters for the entire Underwriting department


Education:  Bachelor’s degree; Finance, Real Estate or related preferred.  Masters degree a plus


Experience: 10+ years’ experience underwriting and processing agency loans for multi-family transactions, with a minimum of four years’ experience in a Senior Underwriting position



  • Thorough understanding of underwriting for multi-family refinance/acquisition programs
  • Proficiency with Excel and Word
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and multi-tasking skills are necessary

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