• Commercial Appraisal Review Specialist

    Job Locations
    US-CA-Los Angeles
  • Overview

    First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business.

    We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.


    First Republic is looking for a Senior Appraisal Review Specialist to join our expanding Team. The Senior Appraisal Review Specialist will have the opportunity to review commercial appraisals in support of the Bank’s real estate lending operations. In this position, client service, discretion and judgement are key factors used to make decisions about the collateral for real estate loans. As a senior member of the Team, you will be able to lead others and share your expertise with your teammates. The position helps maintain the Bank’s safety and soundness and has a direct and important impact in operations. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career and contribute to a growing business unit that has a direct impact on the Bank’s performance.


    The Senior Appraisal Review Specialist will have the opportunity to review, analyze and render risk-based decisions for acceptance of appraisal valuations. 

    • Perform detailed technical and compliance reviews on commercial real estate appraisals.
    • Ensure that valuations are reasonably supported, credible and compliant with federal and state regulations, USPAP, FIRREA, bank policies and guidelines, and industry standards.
    • Communicate with appraisers for any report corrections and/or revisions.
    • Evaluate appraiser quality of work and provide feedback for maintenance of the Bank’s appraisal panel.
    • Engage in regular communications and serve as an advisor to Relationship Managers and Executive Loan Committee on appraisal topics in the Bank’s core markets.
    • Provide support to all areas of real estate lending as  needed; demonstrate superior customer service to appraisers and employees.
    • Attend ongoing training for Real Estate Appraisal and Real Estate Appraisal Reviews.


    In order to perform the duties of the position, the following knowledge, skills, and abilities are essential for the Senior Appraisal Review Specialist:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or related field.
    • Certified General Appraiser.
    • Familiarity with commercial Real Estate Appraisal terminology and the appropriate application of appraisal valuation techniques, appraisal methodology and understanding of appraisal theory.
    • Knowledge of commercial mortgage operations.
    • Attention to detail for the identification of Errors and Omissions.
    • Manage difficult problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.
    • Successfully prioritize work assignments of varying complexities, track progress of said assignments, demonstrate strong organizational skills and complete work within established deadlines.
    • Software proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
    • Establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    • Maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to independently lift 15 lbs.
    • Position requires sitting for most of the day, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.


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