Arbor Realty Trust

  • Structured Finance Underwriter

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Underwriter, Structured Finance is responsible for underwriting complex credit facilities in a manner which achieves Arbor’s profitability goals while remaining within set risk parameters. This position affords the opportunity to work closely with our Senior Credit team and Originators on the structuring and underwriting of transactions.


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


    • Perform financial analysis and underwriting, including statement spreading, risk assessment, projections and sensitivity analysis, industry and management assessments, collateral analysis and completion of credit approval documents
    • Review and analyze financial statements, tax returns and cash flow statements of borrowers and guarantors
    • Interface with credit, portfolio, operations and product specialist personnel, as required, to facilitate the underwriting, closing, and transition of prospects to portfolio management
    • Engage outside parties for collateral reviews, appraisals, background checks, and accounting due diligence, as necessary
    • Perform on-site due diligence through property inspections


    Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance or a related discipline


    Experience: Minimum of 4 to 6 years of related experience.  Underwriting, credit analysis, or real estate valuation preferred



    • Strong credit skills evidenced by ability to quickly evaluate strengths and weaknesses of a variety of transactions
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical to success
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Able to work independently
    • Proactive and flexible to changing situational requirements


    Travel: Up to 30%


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