Real Estate Finance - Associate / Vice President

Permanent contract|Tokyo|Corporate & Investment banking

Real Estate Finance - Associate / Vice President

Tokyo, Japan Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking


Major Accountabilities/Principal Responsibilities:

Primary Objectives

1. Contribute directly to the business in Japan of the global Real Estate(GLBA/AFI/REL) business line, consistent with its strategy.

2. Assist in the origination and execution of mandates to arrange tailor made finance transactions for business line clients.


1.  a. Assist in the origination of finance transactions in the real estate sector in Japan.  These transactions will typically be non-recourse (secured) or corporate (secured) transactions. Secured transactions may be secured by a single asset or a portfolio of assets and will be otherwise consistent with the guidelines prescribed for the business line (as may be updated from time to time).

    b. Structure and execute finance transactions in accordance with business line procedures. Main tasks include market and transaction-specific analysis, execution of the due diligence process, preparation of credit applications, performing obligor and transaction rating, term sheet drafting and preparation of offers and agreements.

    c. Answer questions of SG’s credit department and any other entities involved in the credit approval process.

    d. Participate in the negotiation and finalization of loan documentation assisted by external and/or internal lawyers.

    e. Coordinate with and assist GLBA/SYN (SG’s loan syndication dept.) in the primary and/or secondary distribution of loans in accordance with the agreed strategy. 

    f. Monitor and follow-up the client relationship and provide business line input in respect of the monitoring of transactions and their documented terms and conditions throughout the life of transactions (and including the annual review) by the middle office.

    g. Maintain an awareness of Japan real estate market conditions and trends.

2. Play an active role in the on-the-job training and development of the business line’s trainee or intern (if any).


Profile required

Key Skill Areas & knowledge Required:

1. Ability to work in a small team environment

2. Fluency in English and Japanese

3. Essential understanding in banking business

3. Analytical skills

4. Cashflow modelling skills using Excel

5. Knowledge of Japanese regulation and law related to the business (preferred)


1. JSDA (Japan Securities Dealers Association)’s sales representative

2. University degree in a relevant discipline (business, commerce, law)

3. 3~ years of structured finance experience

Business insight

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Societe Generale provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.

Today, Societe Generale in Japan consists of four core businesses: Societe Generale, Tokyo Branch; Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited, Lyxor Asset Management Japan and Societe Generale Aircraft Leasing Company Limited. These four entities are in line with our worldwide focus on Investment Banking, Global Finance and Global Markets, and Asset Management.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000RZN
Entity: Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited
Starting date: 2021/10/15
Publication date: 2021/09/14