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The Westpac Group's Property Risk Managers (PRMs) provide specialist industry expertise to support the Group's various national Property Finance businesses. This includes Westpac Mid-Market Property, Westpac Commercial Bank, Westpac Institutional Bank, St George and Bank of Melbourne.
PRMs are actively engaged in providing technical analysis for all new investment and development funding opportunities, as well as providing specialised support within existing portfolios.
For investment opportunities PRMs provide independent property risk assessment, focussing on critical issues such as market conditions (both current and future), cash flow sustainability, the standard of the physical improvements and the quality of existing management arrangements.
PRMs also have a thorough understanding of the property development industry and this knowledge is utilised to support the Property Finance businesses to identify and manage the risks involved within this sector.
Your main responsibilities would include:
Assisting with origination, structuring, risk assessment and review of all new investment and development property lending opportunities in excess of $10m;
Assisting with preparation of credit submissions including, inter alia, the provision of robust and independent advice which is focussed on the identification of key property risks and proposed mitigants;
Attending customer meetings and site visits as required;
Assessment of new funding opportunities includes:
Conducting a site inspection,
Undertaking initial risk/feasibility analyses,
Liaising with various internal stakeholders on the strengths/weaknesses of the proposed opportunity,
Managing various relevant consultants including the appointment, instruction and briefing of consultant reports, such as independent valuations,
Reviewing and providing critical analysis of the consultant reports,
Preparing a synopsis which identifies all risks and mitigants which then forms part of the credit submission for the proposed transaction.
K eep property finance teams informed of market issues across all property sectors;
Develop and maintain industry contacts and advise the business of industry trends and legislative changes as they affect the relevant markets;
Manage and monitor performance of the Valuation and Consultant Panels;
Instruct, review and summarise valuations and consultants' reports in support of new property lending deals and facility reviews;
Develop industry networks and leverage off those networks for leads/referrals.
About You - to be successful you will have the following:
Bachelor Degree in a relevant field. Associate or Fellow of either the Australian Property Institute (API) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS);
Minimum of 10 years valuation industry experience;
Ability to demonstrate extensive experience within the valuation industry across a range of asset classes, together with an ability to identify key market risks and to recommend appropriate mitigants.
At the Westpac Group, we have a vision to be one of the world's great service companies - this means helping our people, customers and communities to prosper and grow. We aim to be leaders in diversity, flexibility and as an equal opportunity employer.
As part of our commitment to creating a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace, this role is open to experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility. We invite candidates of all ages, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians to apply.