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Associate Director - Agriculture Mortgage Origination

Job Location:  Work from home – Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Oregon, Washington)

Role Value Proposition:  

Based in Whippany, New Jersey, MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with nearly $600.8 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 850 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise in all asset classes, with a strength in public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate. Visit us at to learn more.  


MIM’s Global Real Estate and Agricultural Investments maintains a portfolio invested in commercial real estate and agricultural mortgages, as well as real estate equities.  In addition to sourcing and managing these investments, the groups are responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key industry contacts and referral sources.    

MetLife Agricultural Investment’s Food and Agribusiness Group is seeking an exceptional person to work as an Associate Director for Agribusiness Lending.  This Senior Relationship Management position will be part of a national team responsible for the origination and servicing of mortgage loans in the food and agribusiness sector across the continental United States. This opportunity is focused on the origination and servicing of mortgage loans in the food and agribusiness sector.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Business development and asset (loan) origination.
  • Relationship management with borrowers, key industry contacts, and referral sources.
  • Collaboration with the Credit Analyst team for Credit underwriting.
  • Collaboration with the Loan Closing team including internal and external counsel for loan closings.
  • Coordination of Loan servicing/reporting in conjunction with the Credit Analyst Team.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: 


·         8+ years of Commercial Real Estate or Agricultural experience in the following:

  • Business development.
  • Relationship management.
  • Commercial credit analysis and decision-making.
  • Commercial credit portfolio administration.
  • Real estate transactions and loan documentation.
  • MS Office Suite Word and Excel-based applications (create spreadsheets/formulas).
  •  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain customer and peer relationships.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable business-related field; MBA preferred. 
  • Moody’s CreditLensTM and RiskCalcTM a plus.
  • Established network of key contacts and prospects preferred.



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.

The salary range for applicants for this position is $126,000 - $169,000 plus bonus.
Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

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MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.
$126,000 - $169,000 plus bonus