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TIAA Director, 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

Director, Debt Originations

The Director, Debt Originations job leads the origination of debt investment opportunities by analyzing, structuring and closing real estate loans. This job is recognized as a master in the field of real estate debt origination, and is responsible for analyzing, sourcing and originating a variety of fixed and floating rate debt investments throughout the company's capital stack.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensures thorough analysis for new real estate property investments, including discounted cash flows, financial and credit analyses of properties, locations, markets, borrowers, and other due diligence.

  • Manages business relationships with borrowers and other direct deal sources, including other market participants with whom TIAA might participate in various “club-deal,” co-lending, and senior/subordinate structures.

  • Presents transactions or holdings for review and approval to the appropriate oversight committee.

  • Generates documentation related to properties including credit committee presentations, loan applications, commitments and other associated documents.

  • Leads the negotiation of transaction documentation for closing transactions of acquisition and disposition.

  • Coordinates the investment process with Real Estate Portfolio Management and monitors the investment performance in order to make portfolio recommendations.


  • 3 Years Required; 5 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


Additional Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Structured finance including subordinate debt (mezzanine and B-notes).

  • Senior / sub executions (including experience originating and leveraging through selling A-notes).

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience in commercial mortgage lending

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA degree in Finance, Real Estate or Economics.

  • 8-10 years of experience in commercial mortgage lending or related experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience analyzing, sourcing and originating a variety of fixed and floating rate debt investments throughout the capital stack as described herein.

  • Sufficient industry contacts among the borrower, brokerage, and lending community, including strong relationships with sponsors, intermediaries, and other capital market participants.

  • Proficient in Argus, Excel and PowerPoint.


Minimum Pay: $99,000.00

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