Real Estate Finance (Director)

  • Competitive
  • Tokyo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • Festanstellung, Vollzeit
  • Societe Generale
  • 17 Aug 17

Real Estate Finance (Director)


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia.SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.

Present in Japan since 1973, Societe Generale provides Japanese customers with financial services built on its cutting-edge technologies as a leading French financial institution.

Our office is located in Tokyo's core business district Marunouchi, housing Societe Generale's three entities in Japan: Societe Generale Tokyo Branch, Societe Generale Securities Services and Lyxor Asset Management.


Major Accountabilities/Principal Responsibilities:

Primary Objectives

  • Contribute directly to the business in Japan of the global Real Estate Finance ( GLFI/AFI/REL) business line, consistent with its strategy.
  • Lead the origination and execution of mandates to arrange tailor made finance transactions for business line clients.
  • Introduce other GBIS businesses to business line clients or transactions (i.e. cross-sales).
  • Lead the origination and execution of finance transactions in the real estate sector in Japan. These transactions will typically be non-recourse (secured) or corporate (secured or unsecured) transactions. Secured transactions may be secured by a single asset or a portfolio of assets and will be otherwise consistent with the guidelines prescribed for the business line (as may be updated from time to time).
  • Lead the structuring and execution of finance transactions in accordance with business line procedures. Main tasks include determination and negotiation of financing terms & conditions, management of the due diligence process, reviewing and providing senior input into credit applications, term sheet drafting and preparation of offers and agreements.
  • Lead negotiations and discussions both with clients and internally with Societe Generale (SG)'s credit department and any other entities involved in the credit approval process.
  • Negotiate and execute loan documentation assisted by external and/or internal lawyers.
  • Coordinate and work jointly with Syndication Business Line(GLFI/SYN) in the primary and/or secondary distribution of loans in accordance with the agreed strategy.
  • Monitor and follow-up the client relationship and provide business line input in respect of the monitoring of transactions and their documented terms and conditions throughout the life of transactions (and including the annual review) by the middle office.
  • Maintain a good awareness of Japan real estate market conditions and trends.
  • Facilitate cross-sales with other business lines of Global Banking & Investor Solutions(GBIS) in SG Group.
  • Be available as may be necessary to answer questions regarding the business line activity in Japan to any applicable regulatory authority.
  • Play an active role in the on-the-job training and development of the business line's junior staff.


Key Skill Areas & Knowledge Required:

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritization.
  • Ability to work in a small team environment.
  • Deep knowledge of Japan real estate market conditions and trends.
  • Fluency in English and Japanese.
  • Knowledge of the main players in the real estate industry in Japan including clients, other lenders and third party advisors including legal counsel and appraisers.
  • Knowledge of business line policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Japanese regulation and law related to the business


  • JSDA (Japan Securities Dealers Association)'s Internal Administrators/Controllers' qualification
  • University degree in a relevant discipline (business, commerce, law).
  • 7-10 years structured finance experience including real estate structured finance specifically.