Job description

Opening up a world of opportunity.


We're a financial services organization serving more than 40 million customers across the globe through our Wealth & Personal Banking, Commercial Banking and Global Banking & Markets businesses.

We’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up a world of new opportunities for our customers, our people and our communities.


Commercial Banking

Our global reach and expertise help domestic and international businesses around the world unlock their potential. Our customers range from small and medium-sized firms focused primarily on their domestic markets, through to large companies operating globally. Our services include working capital, term loans, payment services and international trade facilitation.


About the role

This position analyses Commercial Real Estate (CRE) lending opportunities submitted by origination teams. Prepares independent cash flow and reviews underwriting value estimates focusing on large, complex transactions, including construction, term and syndicated loans.  Completes detailed annual financial analysis of Commercial Real Estate credits, considering cash flows and other trends. The role holder will also be required to conduct and assist with annual reviews of credit across the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) teams


The position has two main responsibilities:

Portfolio Management – preparation of annual credit reviews, collate and analyze complex financial data and non-financial data on portfolio of existing clients >$150mm. Supporting (Senior) Corporate Banking Managers in his/her day to day management of the portfolio 

Underwriting – preparation of independent cash flow and underwriting value estimates focusing on large complex transactions, including construction loans and syndications for top tier national and international clients. Will adhere to Group values, follow business strategy, operational policies, regulatory requirements, and risk management practices.



  • Complete independent, reliable estimates of potential cash flow and current underwriting values used to screen and evaluate applications on income producing properties and construction credits
  • Ensure timely and complete presentation of cash flow models and value estimates to support the credit decision process and determine whether there will be sufficient cash flow to repay the loan.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of sales, rentals, general and area-specific market conditions on a local as well as national basis and identify and subscribe to reliable information sources to support underwriting and review activities.
  • Comply with all applicable internal controls,
  • Identify and mitigate risks or potential risks to HSBC, including but not limited to credit, fraud, operational, and reputational risk 
  • Develop and maintain a ready and available source of sales and market data on a local and national basis to support underwriting assumptions and activities.
  • Complete timely, accurate and in-depth annual reviews to ensure assigned Commercial Real Estate credits of a more complex and critical nature, maintain their high quality, considering cash flow and other trends. Identify existing or potential impairments to new operating income of portfolio properties; determine their potential impacts and inform senior management of significant negative findings.
  • Provide the basis on which loan to value and debt coverage ratio expectations are calculated to ensure compliance with established policies and guidelines.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the HSBC brand.
  • Commercial Real Estate underwriting activities, in the creation of independent, reliable estimates of potential cash flow and current underwriting values used to screen and evaluate term applications on specific properties. Ensure timely and complete presentation of cash flow models and value estimates to support the credit decision process and sufficient income to repay the loan.
  • Complete, timely, and in-depth evaluations or reviews of financial and operating risks for all credits as assigned
  • Ensure credit and operational quality is not compromised in the pursuit of income
  • Risk controls to be in accordance with Group standards.
  • Demonstrate adherence to internal controls.
  • Ensure that all employees are aware of and effectively identify and manage applicable money laundering (ML), terrorist financing (TF), sanctions and reputational risks.


  • 2-5 years proven and progressive commercial real estate and multi-family underwriting experience in major national markets or equivalent. Bachelors degree in Business, Real Estate, Finance, related field or equivalent experience(Preferred, but not Essential)
  • Current knowledge of the local and national real estate industry.
  • Strong communications, analytical, planning, organizational, financial, credit analysis and decision-making skills.
  • Strong understanding of all commercial banking products & services, credit assessment processes, approvals, etc
  • Strong working knowledge of complex transactions and credit structures, including term and construction transactions
  • Good commercial lending, risk assessment experience and exposure or experience in writing up a credit application for submission
  • Excellent level of business acumen and commercial awareness, including economic, cultural, procedural and regulatory issues
  • Excellent range of communication skills, including written, verbal, and the ability to deliver compelling presentations



HSBC Proud

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment.

We encourage all Black people, Indigenous People of Canada and people with disabilities to self-identify in their applications. Please contact our Canada Careers mailbox ( with any additional inquiries or for support and reasonable accommodations during the selection process.

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