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Associate, Structuring – Real Estate Structured Finance Group

Newport Beach, California

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

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Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Job Description:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is seeking an Associate for the Real Estate Structured Finance Group in Newport Beach.  Daily activities include financial modeling of commercial real estate properties, market research, credit evaluation of financing opportunities and co-managing transaction closings with senior underwriters and originators.

The Global Markets business offers sales and trading services, including research, to institutional clients across fixed-income, credit, currency, commodity, and equity businesses. Global Markets product coverage includes securities and derivative products in the primary and secondary markets.

GMSP is responsible for originating, structuring and securitizing bonds backed by various types of collateral to provide liquidity and funding to a wide range of financial institutions, public companies, and financial sponsors; providing secured asset-based financing; advising financial institutions on asset and platform acquisitions and dispositions; and opportunistic lending situations.

RESF focuses on the origination, structuring and distribution of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) which are typically backed by Bank of America originated loans collateralized by all commercial real estate property types across the US and Canada. RESF also focuses on commercial mortgage balance sheet lending, commercial real estate backed CLOs and securities underwriting for institutional clients.  RESF’s team is based in New York with additional offices in Charlotte, Newport Beach, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago and Austin.

This job is responsible for performing financial and statistical analyses, conducting research, and participating in specific client and deal teams. Key responsibilities include developing client presentations and structuring and execution activities.


  • Analysis of commercial real estate properties and the markets they are located
  • Credit underwriting for CMBS and balance sheet facilities
  • Assist in preparing transaction presentations for senior management
  • Help facilitate and manage loan closings
  • Origination pipeline administration


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Min 3 years of experience in commercial real estate, mortgage brokerage, corporate finance, commercial or investment banking or related field
  • Strong financial modeling skills specifically with Microsoft Excel.  Argus a plus
  • Strong business writing acumen with experience in creating sales or credit presentations
  • Able to work well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that requires executive thinking and problem solving.
  • Must be collaborative and comfortable communicating in a team oriented environment
  • Highly motivated and able work independently


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


Learn more about this role

Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

California pay and benefits information

California pay range:

$130,000 - $175,000 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.


This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, access to paid time off, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.

Street Address

Primary Location:
520 Newport Center Dr, CA, Newport Beach, 92660