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Director, Debt Originations


This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted April 22, 2021.

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Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world with $130 billion of assets under management. Managing a suite of funds and mandates, across both public and private investments, and spanning both debt and equity across diverse geographies and investment styles, we provide access to every aspect of real estate investing.

With over 80 years of real estate investing experience and more than 500 employees* located across over 20 cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, the platform offers unparalleled geographic reach, which is married with deep sector expertise.

Position Summary:

Nuveen Real Estate is seeking a director with the debt originations team who will be responsible for:

  • Sourcing and originating floating rate bridge loans on transitional/value-add and opportunistic assets.
  • Structured finance including subordinate debt (mezzanine and B-notes).
  • Senior / sub executions (including experience originating and leveraging through selling A-notes).
  • Senior fixed rate permanent core mortgage sourcing and originations.

This hire will be analytically strong with a solid commercial mortgage lending and finance background, including strong relationships with sponsors, intermediaries, and other capital market participants. They must have a command of real estate financial analysis, including Argus cash flow modeling and legal structures. Additionally this person will be a solid critical thinker with impeccable communication skills. They will originate loans primarily in a specified geographic region, but may also be asked to assist in transactions in other regions as deemed necessary. This person should have existing relationships and proven results across the industry to leverage off of in order to be successful in this role. This position is currently remote but will be assigned to our Dallas, NYC or Chicago office based on return to work guidelines when offices are re-opened. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide analysis for new investments, including discounted cash flows, financial and credit analyses of properties, locations, markets, borrowers and other due diligence.
  • Manage business relationships with borrowers and other direct deal sources, including other market participants with whom Nuveen Real Estate might participate in various “club-deal”, co-lending, and senior/subordinate structures.
  • Present transactions or holdings for review and approval to appropriate oversight committee.
  • Generate documentation including credit committee presentations, loan applications, commitments and other associated documents.
  • Actively lead the negotiation of transaction documentation for transactions, from drafting term sheets, through closing
  • Coordinate the investment process with Portfolio Management and monitor investment performance in order to make portfolio recommendations.


  • BA degree in Finance, Real Estate or Economics.
  • 8+ years of experience in commercial mortgage lending or related experience.
  • Experience analyzing, sourcing and originating a variety of fixed and floating rate debt investments throughout the capital stack as described herein.
  • Sufficient industry contacts among the borrower, brokerage, and lending community.
  • Strong financials and quantitative and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter who is willing to work independently.
  • Proficient in Argus, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Well organized and able to balance multiple and diverse priorities while delivering quality product.

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