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Debt Valuation Consultant



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Job Category:

Valuations & Appraisals

Pay Grade Range:

£30,375.00 - £70,875.00

Disclaimer: The base salary range represents the low and high end of Altus Group’s “Pay Grade Range” for this position in the primary work location. Actual hiring salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to work experience, and geographic market data for the role. The Pay Grade Range listed above does not reflect Altus Group’s total compensation for employees. Other rewards may include an annual bonus, flexible work arrangements, and region-specific benefits.

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Our people-centric culture empowers you to deliver in a high trust, high performance culture, surrounded by an inclusive team that’s collaborating to modernize our industry. We invest in our people with training and growth opportunities designed to propel you further in your career while providing a flexible and progressive workplace that reflects our values and teams.

Job Summary:

Altus Group has a new and exciting opportunity for a Real Estate Debt Valuation Consultant to join our Central London office. This role offers an exciting opportunity to leverage your expertise and expand your knowledge in debt valuation, while gaining exposure to our other areas of business, including valuation management, strategy and business development.

We’re seeking someone with a strong technical background and understanding of valuation concepts in order to execute analysis, perform technical valuation and provide high-class deliverables to clients focused on debt valuation.

You will have the opportunity to become ARGUS certified; building awareness of due diligence for client’s acquisitions. Additionally, you’ll collaborate with prominent clients across the real estate and financial services industries, including leading banks, institutional commercial investors and debt funds.

With excellent opportunity for growth and progression, we expect this role to eventually be a spearhead for our debt service capabilities, expanding client relationships and assisting to sign new prospects, building our footprint on the European Real Estate Debt market

Key Responsibilities:

Appraisal Management:

  • Handle the administrative tasks that drive the Altus/client process and ultimately the relationships; asset management call scheduling, lender package reviews, asset summary reviews.

  • Communicating and meeting with clients to successfully perform appraisal management and review work

  • Apply judgement and gain knowledge on data gathering and learn to determine reasonable valuation assumptions for each deal. This analysis is one of the key components in the subject’s valuation analysis.

Debt Valuation:

  • Analysing and reviewing ARGUS and MS-Excel valuations models for accuracy and reasonableness relative to collateral for loan valuations

  • Prepare discounted cash flow models primarily using excel and to become familiar with ARGUS Enterprise for underlying collateral valuations. Consultants use factual data provided by Clients (rent rolls, operating statements, tenant sales, and various other financial information) on the subject property to learn the risk associated with underlying collateral commercial real estate which impacts overall debt valuation.

  • Review various loan documents including investment committee memos, loan agreements, promissory notes, etc. as well as review external third-party collateral appraisal reports. Incorporate subject property specific adjustments based on underlying collateral performance and business plan execution.

Capital Markets Analysis:

  • Utilize different research resources, including Bloomberg, to understand the latest changes in the capital markets and how they impact the latest loan originations. Discuss with debt team to gain comprehension of central bank commentary and decisions, benchmark index rate movements, and loan spread expansion/compression drivers.

  • Cross Collaboration: work with core Debt Team (based in the U.S.) and region specific teams (Strategy and Business Development) to learn the business and expand the Altus brand name.

Key Qualifications:

  • BSc in in Real Estate, Finance, or related field

  • Minimum industry experience (2-5 years) within CRE debt valuation

  • A strong technical background and understanding of valuation concepts

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel (v-lookups, Index/Match, pivot tables)

  • Strong financial modelling skills in order to model and analyse complex loans/assets in MS-Excel

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise projects and portfolios; strong time-management

  • High attention to detail

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to proactively communicate (i.e. when behind on deliverables or seeking assistance)

  • ARGUS experience is an asset, but not required.

What Altus Group offers:

  • Rewarding performance: We are pleased to be able to provide employees competitive compensation, incentive and bonus plans, and a total rewards package that prioritizes their mental, physical and overall financial health.
  • Growth and development: As a destination for top industry talent, we’re investing in you to meet the evolving needs of our clients and deliver on your professional goals. Our Altus Intelligence Academy offers over 150,000 hours of learning materials catering to diverse stages of an employee’s career journey.
  • Flexible work model: We’re modernizing our employee programs to reflect the new world of work. Our Activity-Based Work model provides you with flexibility to align your work location to the work being performed - office for connecting and collaborating, and remote for focused work.

Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all clients and employees feel welcomed, accepted and valued. We provide an atmosphere free from barriers to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourage equal opportunities for all employees. We’re seeking candidates with diverse experiences and provide accessible candidate experiences throughout the selection process. If you need accommodation, please contact us at or +1 888 692 7487.

We appreciate all applicants who take the time to apply to Altus Group. Please note that only those who are selected to move forward in the process will be contacted. Thank you.