Real Estate Finance - Managing Director

Date: 02-Jan-2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

We are currently recruiting for a Managing Director for Real Estate Finance 


Profile Summary

The European Structured Finance Department supports the relationship with Mizuho's core clients covered by RM departments within the bank, and strives to deliver financial solutions and products, as well as to distribute the Bank's products to investors. Our sub departments include Project Finance & ECA Finance, International Finance, Financial Solutions, Real Estate Finance and non-product focused teams such as Strategic Planning. 
The Real Estate Finance team is responsible as the control office for the marketing and execution of Real Estate Finance transactions, such as Non-Recourse Loans and Subscription Facilities.
Real Estate Finance transactions are structured finance value-added transactions which are tailored to address clients’ needs. 


Duties and Responsibilities

•    Support the Head of Europe Structured Finance and management team with the conceptualisation and implementation of Real Estate Finance strategy and business development, including new asset types and new geographies
•    Responsible for credit approvals, and execution of individual deals, as well as for risk management (including mitigation plans) related to Real Estate Finance business.
•    Drive deal cycle process, including origination, structuring, coordination with internal relevant parties, risk taking including internal credit approval, negotiation, execution, and transfer to International Portfolio Management (IPMD) for monitoring
•    Develop relationship with Real Estate Sponsors, Agents, Lenders, external legal firms, and other relevant market participants
•    Establish distribution capabilities by co-working with the Syndications team
•    Maximise revenue generation and return on risk capital 
•    Achieve individual and departmental revenue targets for each FY
•    Lead, mentor, develop, advise and supervise Real Estate Finance team members to meet the team objectives
•    Support as necessary IPMD in monitoring and maintenance of the credit quality of loan portfolio, and if required coordinate risk mitigation
•    Manage any central projects, investigations, audits etc on an adhoc basis as required


Qualifications, Skills and Experience



•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification 
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Strong organisational and time management skills.
•    Strong numerical and analytical skills
•    Strong documentation skills
•    Strong structuring skills to scope underlying credit risk profile and adequately mitigate risk.
•    Collaborative nature to contribute to a successful team performance
•    Advanced computer literacy and presentation skills
•    Ability to manage people in a positive and constructive manner
•   Experience in banking sector, especially in Real Estate Finance, with demonstrable origination, structuring, negotiation, execution and monitoring skills. 



•    Master’s or higher level post-graduate degree e.g. PhD, MBA.
•    One or more Continental European or relevant Asian languages. 


We champion a flexible work environment, as we understand the need for people to meet other commitments or simply strike a good work-life balance.  As such, we are happy to talk flexible working for this role such as reduced working hours.  The role will also include homeworking.  

At Mizuho we are committed to supporting equality and diversity, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community that we operate in and from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, beliefs, gender identities and disabilities.

If you require more information about our equal opportunities policy or wish to discuss any accessibility requirements or reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team – and we will be happy to help. 




Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management. 

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial 
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