MBD Real Estate Structured Finance VP - London

Goldman Sachs - London
16 Sep 2019


The Merchant Banking Division raises capital for companies by investing in corporate equity and debt, real estate equity and debt, and infrastructure-related assets and companies. The Merchant Banking Real Estate group provides investment and asset management services in the real estate market, partnering with other divisions and external parties as appropriate. Our work is multi-dimensional covering key markets, industry sectors, product types and geographies. If you’re passionate about real estate and finance, have strong analytical skills and are a great communicator who is eager to make an impact, this could be the right opportunity for you.


The role will primarily support Debt Placement activities.  The team engages in (1) debt related sourcing, originations, restructuring and refinancing efforts, (2) ongoing relationship management with lenders and strategic partners (3) acquisition/development/financing opportunities (4) negotiation of term sheets and loan agreements coupled with oversight of compliance with loan covenants (5) investment structuring and closing and (6) capital markets focus.

The ideal candidate has experience in loan originations and real estate finance across multiple product types and can effectively manage and create lending relationships


  • Execute debt related activities including loan sourcing, originations, and restructurings
  • Provide debt guidance during acquisition due diligence and annual business plan process
  • Coordinate and interact with real estate, portfolio management, legal and closing teams on structuring of investments, negotiations, and executing transactions
  • Interface with business units on frequent basis to discuss investing opportunities
  • Manage ongoing lender relationships as well as creating new relationships

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university
  • Minimum 7 years related experience in loan originations or real estate finance in multiple product types
  • Orientation toward financial markets
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (clear, concise, and confident)  with ability to manage internal and external relationships
  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial in nature with strong organization and management skills a must
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment