LIHTC Underwriter- Regions Affordable Housing (Tax Credits)

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Open
Posted
Sep 12, 2023
Closes
Oct 13, 2023
Type
Full Time
Level
Experienced
Education Level
4 Year Degree

Thank you for your interest in a career at Regions. At Regions, we believe associates deserve more than just a job. We believe in offering performance-driven individuals a place where they can build a career --- a place to expect more opportunities. If you are focused on results, dedicated to quality, strength and integrity, and possess the drive to succeed, then we are your employer of choice.

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Job Description:

At Regions, the RAH (Regions Affordable Housing) Affordable Housing Underwriter serves as part of the first line of defense, evaluating and underwriting tax credit investments to ensure each supports Regions' objectives and meets or exceeds investment guidelines. Through timely and thorough underwriting, this role supports Regions strategy to maintain and expand investor relationships. This position identifies and mitigates risk in existing and proposed transactions. This position will also work directly with teammates in Credit Risk, Client Coverage, Capital Markets, and other areas of the bank to lead the analysis of credit opportunities, underwriting of credit exposure, and management of a portfolio of loans and other credit relationships while providing effective challenge to these various constituents. This individual will evaluate and underwrite low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) investments and construction/bridge loans to ensure each supports RAH's objectives and meets or exceeds investment guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepares comprehensive executive summaries of proposed investments for review by team management, internal committee and investor approval, including a detailed project description, a list of merits, as well as risks and risk mitigates
  • Prepares credit approval packages on new and renewed debt products including determination of the appropriate risk rating as well as risk factors that could change the risk rating, analysis of financial performance, performance vs. projections, covenant compliance, relationship profitability (RAROC), and any other significant risk drivers
  • Conducts analyses of guarantors as needed to support credit underwriting
  • Reviews closing due diligence in collaboration with and oversight by more senior RAH team members
  • Maintains credit files including post-closing items (actively manages financial reporting requirements, covenant requirements, past dues and documentation exceptions and ensures credit files are complete with all up to date information)
  • Creates and maintains financial models, operating expense analysis, and sensitivity analyses
  • Coordinates initial closing, internal department, and third-party review process
  • Responds to developer and investor inquiries and underwriting and due diligence questions
  • Conducts site visits when necessary
  • Assists with special projects, equity payments, or other priorities, as requested
  • Conducts ongoing portfolio monitoring and servicing activities
  • Validates the appropriate risk rating for a company and proactively identifies risk rating changes
  • Identifies opportunities for exposure reduction or new opportunities within assigned portfolio
  • Develops a strong working knowledge of and ensures compliance with internal bank commercial loan policy, credit risk management policy, and external regulatory requirements documents any exceptions to policy and provides related rationale/mitigants
  • Offers advice and guidance to junior underwriters on occasion

This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.

This position is incentive eligible.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Four (4) years of underwriting and/or portfolio management or similar experience
  • Completion of a major corporate credit training program or equivalent corporate banking/finance experience
  • Proven ability to competently complete credit packages and credit servicing agreements under limited supervision

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to research, analyze data, and derive facts
  • Ability to work in a team environment when applicable
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal, written communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation

Position Type

Full time

Compensation Details

Pay ranges are job specific and are provided as a point-of-market reference for compensation decisions. Other factors which directly impact pay for individual associates include: experience, skills, knowledge, contribution, job location and, most importantly, performance in the job role. As these factors vary by individuals, pay will also vary among individual associates within the same job.

The target information listed below is based on the national range and level of the position.

Job Range Target:

Minimum:

$67,396.50 USD

Median:

$98,560.00 USD

Incentive Pay Plans:

This role is eligible to participate in a discretionary incentive plan. Employees have the potential to receive a discretionary award based on performance against defined metrics and goals.

Benefits Information

Regions offers a benefits package that is flexible, comprehensive and recognizes that "one size does not fit all" for benefits-eligible associates. Listed below is a synopsis of the benefits offered by Regions for informational purposes, which is not intended to be a complete summary of plan terms and conditions.

  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time
  • 401K with Company Match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Associate Volunteer Program

Please note, benefits and plans may be changed, amended, or terminated with respect to all or any class of associate at any time. To learn more about Regions' benefits, please click or copy the link below to your browser.


https://www.regions.com/welcometour/benefits.rf

Location Details

Atlanta Midtown

Location:

Atlanta, Georgia

Bring Your Whole Self to Work  

   

We have a passion for creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sex, pregnancy, and many other primary and secondary dimensions that make each of us unique as individuals and provide valuable perspective that makes us a better company and employer. More importantly, we recognize that creating a workplace where everyone, regardless of background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.

   

OFCCP Disclosure: Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans  



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