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Jobs: Standard Bank - Associate, Real Estate Finance



Job Details

This team focuses on the Real Estate equities portfolio in South Africa and the rest of our African operations, spanning Joint Ventures and Affordable Housing Development, which supports our commitment to meaningful transformation by providing high-quality homes for low-income households.


Job Purpose

To provide support to Senior colleagues and Unit Heads for all administrative aspects involved throughout the entire Real Estate finance value chain process (i.e. origination, structuring, execution and closing of projects).

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

1. Keeping abreast of developments in the local, regional (Nigeria and Ghana) and international Real
Estate finance market;

2. Assisting in writing credit application documents jointly with team members;

3. Assist in developing financial advisory and or debt arranging mandates for identified opportunities;

4. Developing, building and manipulation of excel spreadsheets and other comprehensive financial
models for Real Estate finance transactions;

5. Working in conjunction with other team members in putting forward innovative financing solutions to clients, the bank’s senior management and colleagues;

6. Assist in handling client correspondence/contact/relationship from an office management perspective.

7. Preparing and distributing client Calling Reports in a timely manner;

8. Establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with existing and potential clients and
accompanying other senior members of the bank at client meetings;

9. Assist in undertaking financial analysis of company / projects and project financial statements and preparing brief internal reports based on findings;

10. Assist in developing scopes of work / terms of reference for Technical, Legal, Valuation, Insurance and other relevant consultants required for validating project and company assumptions;

11. Assist in undertaking data gathering for model / spreadsheet inputs and working alongside relevant consultants in finalizing Base Case model;

12. Assist in undertaking “high-level” review of project documents in coordination with relevant

13. Assist in developing and completion of project deliverables (i.e. Information Memoranda, Project Timetable, Financial Models, Term Sheets, etc);

14. Monitoring and following up on deliverables being prepared by consultants assigned to transactions;

15. Assist in preparing presentation materials and presenting deal structures to other units within the bank, at client marketing pitches and to co-financiers;

16. Assist in submitting Work In Progress Reports to senior management located in Nigeria and SouthAfrica;

17. Preparing transaction summaries identifying key follow-up and monitoring steps after transaction closing for the benefit of other business groups;

18. Preparing files as to be ready for the annual audit process and assist in discussing, responding and reacting to comments raised by the Audit division;

19. Assist senior members of the department in day-to-day work as delegated and carrying out other
duties as required by the job;

20. Ensure that the policies and procedures of the bank are being followed.

Preferred Qualification and Experience


Bachelor or Masters Degree with minimum of Second Class Upper division (2:1) in Real Estate
Development or Finance , Built Environment, Economics, Banking & Finance or other related
Real Estate Finance Unit – Investment Banking

The job applicant should have between 4 – 6 years related work experience, preferably from a finance/ real estate background.

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise

The technical skills required for the role will include computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft
Word, Excel and Power Point.