The attorney will assist in primarily US-based legal issues for CBRE DSF, a division of CBRE's Capital Markets business segment. This role will partner closely with CBRE DSF leadership and its mortgage brokerage, commercial Agency lending, and commercial loan servicing operations.
Oversee legal matters for CBRE DSF, including advising on corporate governance, compliance, employment, litigation, and risk management matters and supervising outside counsel.
Support CBRE DSF's mortgage loan brokerage business by supporting CBRE DSF in connection with negotiation of engagement letters with clients; review and negotiation of ancillary documents related to the mortgage loan brokerage business, such as nondisclosure agreements, referral agreements, and co-brokerage agreements; work directly with CBRE DSF brokerage professionals to opine on legal issues that arise in connection with the engagement of clients.
Support CBRE DSF's CAG (Commercial Agency Group) in connection with commercial lending activities, primarily for government agencies Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and FHA/HUD; provide advice on specific issues that arise in the loan origination business; review and consult with executive management on contractual relationships with the agencies; advise on client issues that arise in the course of loan origination issues; for private lenders; review documentation relating to correspondent relationships and any closing duties of the CAG group.
Work with outside counsel to document, monitor, and maintain CBRE DSF's mortgage warehouse lines of credit.
Support CBRE DSF's commercial loan servicing subsidiary, CBRE Loan Services, Inc., in all aspects of its business, including review of servicing agreements and related documentation, advice on escrow and reserve issues, and legal analysis and guidance in connection with customer issues related to the loan servicing process.
Working with specialized outside counsel, monitor and provide legal advice for CBRE DSF's CMBS business, both as to agency and private securitizations.
Working with the Company's procurement and technology teams, draft, negotiate, and provide advice for vendor agreements for all segments of the CBRE DSF business.
Ensure compliance of laws and regulations. Monitor required licensing requirements and activity for all 50 states to the extent required for all subsidiaries. Assist in any audits performed by the individual states.
Assist in the drafting and implementation of policies for CBRE DSF; participate in internal audit committees for both commercial loan servicing and CBRE CAG lending business units; work with management to identify areas where additional policies may be required.
Work with compliance specialists within the Company to establish, maintain and monitor compliance issues, with special attention to BSA, AML, KYC, and privacy issues.
Assist in audits performed by independent auditors, government agencies, licensing authorities in various states, and commercial lenders.
Working directly with senior management of CBRE DSF and employment law specialists in the Company's legal department, draft and negotiate employment documents for CBRE DSF mortgage brokerage producers. Work directly with senior management to review and modify standard bonus plans on an annual basis.
Work directly with the Company's corporate legal department to maintain proper legal existence for all CBRE DSF subsidiaries.
Work directly with the senior management and leaders of CBRE DSF team to provide advice on the implementation of strategic and tactical business plans and objectives.
Develop and implement best practices and process improvements, including production and maintenance of form documents for various business lines.
EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS
J.D. from accredited U.S. law school. Member of U.S. State Bar in good standing. This attorney should have at least 7-10 years of real estate transactional experience, with an emphasis on commercial lending.
Broad, general real corporate and commercial transactions experience, preferably including debt and equity brokerage, commercial mortgage lending, and commercial mortgage servicing.
Experience with mortgage banker finance (warehouse lending) documentation is preferred.
Top academic credentials and major law firm training are required;
The successful candidate will be a practical-minded business attorney who is a team player, enthusiastic, energetic, pro-active, responsive and service-driven.
The successful candidate needs to be an effective communicator with both executive management and line business providers, have the ability to build strong personal relationships with management, have a "can do" attitude and be able to work to short deadlines when required.
About CBRE Capital Markets, Inc.
CBRE Capital Markets, Inc., and its subsidiaries are wholly-owned subsidiaries of CBRE Group, Inc., the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2018 revenue)..As the premier provider of commercial and multifamily financing, CBRE Capital Markets, Inc., combines robust lender relationships, industry-leading deal volume and a proprietary technology platform to deliver innovative options for financing and servicing commercial mortgage loans. More information is available at http://www.cbre.us/real-estate-services/investor/debt-and-structured-finance .
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