Senior Analyst, CMBS Surveillance

Toronto, Chicago
Commensurate with Experience
10 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Credit Rating Agency/Bureau
Employment Type
Full Time

The Role: Located in Toronto or Chicago, the individual will be responsible for the ongoing surveillance of a portfolio of CMBS transactions rated by DBRS, publishing periodic updates and performing annual and event-driven deal reviews using a quantitative modeling approach to assess credit risk and ratings implications. The individual will serve as a lead analyst and make regular presentations to credit committee and will be responsible for drafting press releases for all ratings actions.


  • Ongoing monitoring of performance metrics by analyzing property-level documents (operating statements, rent rolls and property inspections) for the underlying collateral in an assigned portfolio of CMBS transactions.
  • Communicating with third parties, such as servicers and other information providers, to obtain collateral updates.
  • Presentation of loan and bond-level analysis and recommendations to credit committee for discussion and approval.
  • Working with a publishing group to produce written deliverables for DBRS rating actions for publication.
  • Assisting in the composition of surveillance reports and market and industry commentary for investors and conference audiences.


  • The successful candidate will have 2+ years commercial real estate experience and possess a degree in finance, real estate or a related area.
  • The individual must be able to work in a fast paced environment, be analytical and highly attentive to detail.
  • The candidate will be highly poised and possess excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • In addition, candidates must possess a high degree of proficiency in Excel as well as the intellectual curiosity to develop new applications and to perform complex analyses.
  • Well-developed writing skills are also required.
  • All necessary documents are required for domestic and international travel.
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