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Senior Commercial Real Estate Underwriter

Company: Wintrust Financial Corp.
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

* An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)
* Competitive pay and annual discretionary bonus eligible
* Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few
* Family-friendly work hours
* With 175+ community bank locations, we offer opportunities to grow and develop in your career
* Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

* We are a vibrant, team-oriented atmosphere that provides opportunities for individual growth;
* Our team is in a unique position that allows us to collaborate with multiple other departments, have exposure to executive management, and develop new reporting;
* We are seeking a critical thinker that's willing to learn and not afraid of taking on new initiatives.

Senior Commercial Real Estate Underwriter:

This individual will support a portfolio of credit relationships, including gathering, analyzing and underwriting all business and personal financial data collected for the purpose of issuing , extending, amending, reviewing, monitoring and testing a commercial credit facility. The Underwriter is expected to liaise between all parties to ensure timely and efficient analysis that meets the expectations of the Borrowers, Lenders, and Administration.

What you will be doing:

* Assessing new Credit opportunities and supporting due diligence.
* Underwriting Commercial real estate credit requests for a variety of asset classes and loan types.
* Renewing timely and accurately risk rating loans.
* Assisting with loan monitoring and testing requirements.
* Supporting relationship managers with various aspects of their portfolios, including interfacing with existing customers and prospects.
* Presenting new opportunities and existing loans to credit committees.
* Mentoring junior credit analysts


* Bachelor's degree with a business, finance, economics or accounting major (preferred)
* 5 + years of work experience in in a financial institution with a focus on credit analysis or underwriting
* Excellent oral and written communications skills. Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills. Proven ability to manage tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
* Relationship management experience is a plus, but not required.
* Ability to proactively manage and prioritize work flow.

From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago's Bank and Wisconsin's Bank, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Wintrust Financial Corp., Des Plaines , Senior Commercial Real Estate Underwriter, Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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