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Head of Bridging Finance

Non-disclosed London, United Kingdom
Posted 7 hours ago Hybrid Job Permanent £100k - £125k
Our client is an established debt fund and one of the fastest growing Real Estate Lenders in the UK.

Key responsibilities: 

  • You will be part of the senior management team and take ownership of the origination, structuring and deal execution across Bridging Finance.
  • You will also proactively seek new business opportunities focussed on Bridging Finance.
  • You will be responsible for building out and managing the bridging team in alignment with the companys growth plans.
  • Conducting full due diligence on proposals, including financial review of the credit worthiness of applicants:
    • Knowledge of construction types and investment strategies
    • Knowledge of bridging appraisals and cashflows
    • Knowledge of preparing lending Heads of Terms
    • Knowledge of reviewing and creating appropriate financial models
  • Presentation to key stakeholders:
    • To include building financial models from the client’s initial appraisals and sense checking costs and returns profile
    • Preparation and presentation of credit papers, and closing out queries and issues raised at credit committee
  • Reviewing reports of professional advisers:
    • Typically Surveyors, Solicitors, Valuers and other relevant professionals
  • Good working knowledge of facility letters and other finance documents (debenture, legal charge, guarantee etc) and an ability to negotiate these documents:
    • Ability to manage the legal process
    • Finding solutions when and where problems present themselves
  • Ensuring that the pipeline business is reviewed and CRM systems updated.
  • Adhering to all compliance needs within the business.

Required skills and experience:

  • Established track record in originating Bridging Finance opportunities. 
  • Previous management experience or a willingness to embrace management responsibility in this role.
  • The ability to work to demanding deadlines.
  • A highly skilled communicator with superior written and presentation skills.
  • Flexibility with regards to working patterns – this role will involve travel.
  • A positive & tenacious attitude.
  • IT literacy – familiarity with MS Office and CRM systems.
  • A high level of commercial acumen and excellent negotiation skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excel and modelling skills and ability to interrogate existing client models.
  • Knowledge of real estate debt legal documents and legal process.

For more information on this role and our client please send across an updated CV and we will be in contact to discuss the opportunity further. 

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