Arbor Realty Trust

  • Underwriter

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Underwriter will be responsible for assisting the Senior Underwriter with the analysis and Underwriting of loans under various financing programs.


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


    • Underwrite Multifamily Loans in accordance with (GSE) Fannie Mae and (GSE) Freddie Mac Agency guidelines and requirements, while adhering to established timelines
    • Prepare thorough Underwriting Narrative and Loan Calculation Worksheet for presentation to Arbor’s Loan Committee to evaluate creditworthiness
    • Collect, analyze, and approve all required due diligence for Multifamily loans specific to either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac
    • Formulate Net Operating Income in accordance with GSE Guidelines using sponsor submitted operating data and appraisal proforma data
    • Review and analysis of loan application documents including:
      • Financial/credit exhibits
      • Review of all third party technical reports for Underwriting
    • Liaise with Arbor’s upper management and Origination staff, along with and GSE Representatives as necessary
    • Mentor and train junior staff
    • Perform property and market inspections to evaluate property conditions and market/submarket dynamics


    Education: Bachelor’s degree; finance or related field preferred.


    Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial and/or multi-family real estate finance; Preferably with GSE Agency experience; Working knowledge of agency Underwriting guidelines, title, survey and legal descriptions. Credit training is a plus but not required. 



    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary
    • Knowledge of mortgages, real estate market, and financial lending
    • Possess excellent organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and complete multiple tasks on schedule
    • Must be hard working, detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively as well as independently


    Travel: Up to 15%




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