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Commercial Real Estate Lending Analyst

John Hancock

John Hancock

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement


Job Description

The opportunity

The Investment Analyst will assist and support the US Mortgage Production Group in the prudent investment of commercial mortgage investment opportunities in accordance with applicable policies and guidelines. This is accomplished through review of investment packages, preparation of preliminary underwriting templates, analyzing data and sizing transactions. In doing these functions, the Investment Analyst is charged with the responsibility of effectively communicating John Hancock’s requirements to outside parties, assisting with marketing efforts to ensure John Hancock has a strong market presence, developing marketing materials, attending face to face marketing calls with Investment Officers and supporting the oversight of the existing portfolio by completing inspections. In addition, the Investment Analyst will attend local real estate industry events and network with peers in the real estate industry.


  • Responsible for the initial review and underwriting of a commercial real estate transaction.

  • Using a combination of analytical skills and experience the analyst will be required to assess risk, efficiently and effectively.

  • The analyst must be able to thoughtfully decide which loan opportunities have a high probability of meeting the Company’s lending requirements.
  • Develop questions and/or comments that are relevant to the risks associated with the transaction.

  • Make recommendations supported by thoughtful analysis.

  • Assist with the preparation of investment proposals for approval.

  • Draft Applications to reflect preliminary terms and structure of transactions.

  • Operate in accordance with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the company and business unit.

  • Take on special projects.

What motivates you?

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit.
  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile approach and enable business outcomes.
  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together.
  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters.
  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up.
  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.

Job Requirements:

  • BA required, preferably in finance or accounting, or sufficient work experience. MBA degree is a plus.

  • 1-3 years minimum of related commercial real estate experience.

  • Understands real estate fundamentals.

  • Understands operating and financial statements.

  • Prior commercial mortgage experience with multiple property types is preferred.

  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills, and a professional work ethic.

  • Can operate independently across multiple functions and work well as a team member.

  • Ability to multitask, and work effectively in a deadline driven environment.

  • Ability to pay attention to detail, be responsive, show a sense of urgency when appropriate, be decisive and have strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize.

  • Display a positive attitude and show enthusiasm.

  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills when interacting with people both inside and outside the organization.

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.
  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.
  • A focus on growing your career path with us.
  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you

  • Values-first culture
    We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.
  • Boundless opportunity
    We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.
  • Continuous innovation
    We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.
  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.
  • Championing Corporate Citizenship
    We build a business that benefits all stakeholders and has a positive social and environmental impact.

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Salary range is expected to be between

$66,675.00 USD - $111,125.00 USD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife/John Hancock offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension/401(k) savings plans and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in the U.S. includes up to 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 150 hours of vacation, and 40 hours of sick time (or more where required by law) each year, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence.

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Company: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.)