Associate Director, Agricultural Investments

  • Company: MetLife
  • Posted: March 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 45741-en_US

Job Location: United States : California : Fresno  



MetLife Investments’ Real Estate and Agricultural Investments Units manage a $62 billion portfolio of commercial and agricultural loans, and real estate equity investments. In addition to sourcing and managing these investments, the group is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key industry contacts, including mortgage and leasing brokers, developers and property managers.  The Mortgage Portfolio and Equity Portfolio Units actively manage MetLife’s portfolio of mortgage loans and equity investments in office, apartment, retail, industrial, and hotel properties. The Portfolio Units are responsible for overall portfolio strategy, pricing, transaction approval and credit approval on new loans and the active management of the overall mortgage and equity portfolios. 


We are proud of the important role that MetLife has played in the financing of agriculture since 1917. The associates working in Agricultural Investments today are dedicated to continuing that tradition by providing flexible and competitive loan products backed by the resources of MetLife, a leading provider of insurance and other financial services. That’s why we are one of North America's largest private lenders to agriculture.


MetLife’s Agricultural Investments is seeking an exceptional and experienced Agricultural Real Estate Loan Officer to originate loans and service an existing loan portfolio in the Central Valley of California. This Agricultural Real Estate Loan Officer position will be part of a team responsible for the origination and servicing of agricultural real estate loans in California. 



  • Loan origination
  • Credit analysis and underwriting
  • Real estate appraisal and property inspections
  • Loan servicing, reporting and portfolio management
  • Relationship management and marketing.


  • 5+ years of experience with credit analysis and credit decision.
  • 5 + years of agricultural lending experience highly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Finance required; MBA and/or related experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of California agriculture
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel-based applications.
  • Strong financial, accounting and credit analysis skills.
  • Farm real estate appraisal knowledge


Up to 15% (Domestic)






At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Requisition #: 45741 

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