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Transactions Underwriter (Key Bank)
Ref No.: 16-07182
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Key traces its history back more than 160 years and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $95.1 billion. Key (NYSE: KEY) provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized business under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name

Key Corporate Bank is a full-service corporate and investment bank serving the needs of mid- to large- sized businesses and focusing principally on middle market clients in six industry sectors: consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public sector, and real estate.

Underwrite borrower requests for lender consent on actions pertaining to loans secured by commercial real estate. Underwriting will include quantitative and qualitative analysis of legal documents, property financial statements, rent rolls and real estate collateral in addition to borrower organizational structure and management experience. Transactions recommended for approval must conform to the terms of existing loan documents and loan servicing agreements. Transaction types include but are not limited to assumptions, transfers of interest, partial releases, easements, alterations to collateral, and property management changes. Implement servicing standards in underwriting requests, and in working with internal and external clients.

This position may be filled at a job grade 78 or 80 based on the selected candidates background and experience.

  • The Underwriter will communicate with borrowers, attorneys, third parties and real estate investors to gather and analyze information required to underwrite approximately 50 transactions annually.
  • The Underwriter will negotiate transactional terms that identify and mitigate the risk to the noteholder for each transaction and are in the best interest of the lender.
  • Transactions underwritten will be moderately complex.
  • A written credit memo summarizing the request and recommendation is prepared by the Underwriter and presented to the Company's internal authorized signors as well as other loan servicers and rating agencies with approval authority.
  • Work with legal counsel and support staff to document and close each transaction.
  • BS in Business/Finance
  • 1-2 years commercial mortgage loan servicing and/or underwriting experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience in real estate which may include underwriting, closing, loan surveillance/ credit analysis, loan servicing, or special servicing.


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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