Commercial Real Estate
B.B.A., Real Estate,
M.A., Real Estate, Texas A & M University
I help relationship managers underwrite real estate deals for all property types through modeling and spreading financial statements, writing parts of call memorandums, preparing market reports, completing financial reviews, coordinating with Real Estate Technical Services for third-party reports (including appraisals, environmental, and property conditions reports), participating in discussions with credit officers, and meeting clients at industry events.
What keeps me interested
I work on some of the largest real estate transactions in Dallas and across the country. Working on so many different types of deals makes the job exciting and new every day. No two deals are the same, so underwriting and structuring new opportunities present new challenges. The most interesting deal I am working on right now is a $100 million, 60% loan-to-cost nonrecourse loan to finance the acquisition of a huge office building. The building has been an iconic part of the Chicago skyline since 1930, so it has been a neat project to work on and an opportunity that does not come around every day.
Support for my career
When I began the Financial Analyst Program, I attended Credit Fundamentals training, which helped me understand Wells Fargo and why we do what we do. I enjoyed meeting colleagues in similar positions across the country and have maintained my network of contacts. This network is especially useful when I need perspective from other Commercial Real Estate offices or assistance working with different Wells Fargo groups. Credit Fundamentals helps you see what your future at Wells Fargo could be like and is a great way to begin your time in the program.
Wells Fargo culture
Overall, I would describe the culture at Wells Fargo as very team-oriented, and one that values hard work, communication, and integrity. We have helped Commercial Real Estate offices around the country with local site inspections and market tours. Offering our input and market research to these projects fosters a sense of national teamwork and cooperation, and underscores the importance of our team approach.
Words of advice
Be persistent and maintain your network. You never know where those connections will take you.