The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) is Australia’s first independent, corporate Commonwealth entity dedicated to improving housing outcomes. The NHFIC will make loans, investments and grants to encourage investment in housing, particularly affordable housing. Modelled on similar schemes operating successfully overseas, NHFIC will revolutionise the way in which community housing projects are supported in this country.
We are assisting NHFIC to build a team of professionals to collaboratively support the efforts of deal originators. Covering deal analysis, structuring, documentation and contract execution, the team plays a critical role in preparing credit papers and recommendations. Given the nature of this market, innovative structures may be required to ensure that worthy transactions can be supported; the most senior members of this team will play a valuable role in working through and resolving any issues raised by the credit approval authority.
This small, specialised team currently has openings at Director, Associate Director and Senior Manager levels. While specific responsibilities vary with seniority, as a collective we are seeking:
- Experience in financing transactions for infrastructure, commercial property and / or construction
- Excellent credit risk assessment skills, with experience in underwriting loans to this sector
- People who think creatively to mitigate risk, putting the client at the heart of the work
Senior team members should bring experience in complex negotiations. They should be people of the character and credibility to build constructive relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including clients, deal originators and credit authorities. The tenor of the Corporation is fresh and innovative and this team should reflect its purpose.
This is an exceptional opportunity to be a foundation executive in an organisation with deep market impact and social purpose.