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TIAA Associate, Debt Originations- Nuveen Real Estate in New York, New York

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

Associate, Debt Originations

The Associate, Debt Originations job is responsible for identifying investment strategies for both short term, floating and fixed rate loans, and longer term fixed rate permanent loans secured by all real estate product types for the company. Working under general supervision, this job assists in analyzing, sourcing and originating a variety of fixed and floating rate debt investments throughout the company's capital stack.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides analytic support and loan underwriting to senior commercial mortgage professionals on the structured finance team by conducting discounted cash flows, financial and credit analyses of properties, locations, markets, borrowers, and other due diligence.

  • Supports senior debt origination managers in the origination of mortgages secured by commercial real estate properties, including during the due diligence and closing process.

  • Performs ARGUS and/or Excel financial analysis including modeling, when needed, and transaction support for debt originations including transitional floating rate debt and fixed rate debt.

  • Contributes to key documentation including credit committee memorandum, loan applications, commitments and other associated documents.

  • Performs ongoing market and real estate property specific research.

  • Develops relationships with sponsors, mortgage brokers and senior lenders.


  • 2 Years Required; 3 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


Required Qualifications:

  • 2 years of real estate experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Real Estate or Economics. Other majors considered depending on experience.

  • 2-5 years of directly relevant experience with commercial real estate lending

  • Proficient in ARGUS, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Master’s degree or CFA

  • Strong financial/quantitative and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated team player with positive work ethic and comfort working in a fast paced demanding environment


Minimum Pay: $72,200.00

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

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