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VP/SVP Commerical Real Estate (CRE) Lending at Wintrust Financial Corporation in Naperville, Illinois

Posted in Banking 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture!  We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 10 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Family-friendly work hours

  • With 175+ community bank locations, we offer opportunities to grow and develop in your career

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

  • We are a vibrant, team-oriented atmosphere that provides opportunities for individual growth

  • Gain experience and further your career by joining a growing organization

Position Overview:

The Commercial Real Estate Lender is responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of commercial real estate clients for Wheaton Bank and Trust within the Wintrust footprint. This position provides exceptional service to build and strengthen customer relationships by promoting products and services as appropriate to identify and fulfill customer needs. Responsible for new business development through referral sources and cold calling efforts.

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for developing new prospects, managing and growing a portfolio of existing commercial real estate relationships.

  • Experience in variety of real estate transactions including multifamily, retail, industrial, office, self-storage, land development and commercial construction loans.

  • Experience with maintaining and managing a portfolio, with ability to build relationships with existing and prospective customers focusing on revenue growth, fee income, deposits and cross-selling services

  • Participation and knowledge within loan syndications and maintaining those relationships

  • Network with variety of CRE COI’s, investors and attorneys to establish a referral base.

  • Prepare, review and present credit memos to senior management while maintaining structures within credit guidelines.

  • Prepare and present deal terms to clients in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Oversee the review and underwriting of credit requests internally while making recommendations for approval to senior management.

  • Provide leadership in the development of less experienced commercial real estate lenders and portfolio managers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, or accounting

  • Solid understanding of general credit and risk principles, and banking policies/procedures; formal credit training is preferred

  • Minimum 7+ years of experience in commercial real estate lending

  • Exceptional written, verbal, negotiation, and presentation skills

  • Excellent analytical and organization skills with the ability to prioritize workflow

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

  • Demonstrate high ethical standards and personal integrity


From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago’s Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

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