Assistant Project Manager

Full time
LocationOC Calendar09/20/2019   Full time

Position Overview: 

The Assistant Project Manager provides support to various Project Managers in the Underwriting Department in underwriting and closing equity investments on affordable housing communities throughout the nation, utilizing federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).   The position will be responsible for financial analysis, managing due diligence, assisting in the preparation of committee and investor packages for approval, managing third party vendors, and providing support to the Project Managers in enhancing existing and new relationships with the developers and investors WNC works with.


WNC was founded in 1971 at a time when few people had heard of affordable housing.  We closed our first investment that year, becoming one of the first int he county to do so.  Nearly five decades later, WNC is a leading provider of tax credit investments throughout the country.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform financial analysis of a project, which includes operating expense analysis, sensitivity analysis as requested, and updates to projections;
  • Perform project feasibility assessment, which includes market analysis, assessment of historical operations, and managing and reviewing due diligence on a project from underwriting to close;
  • Initiate and manage third party reports, such as market studies, construction plan and cost reviews, seismic studies, and environmental desk reviews;
  • Provide support to the Project Managers in preparing a package for Investment Committee. This will include drafting of the Investment Package, with underwritten information on the development team and their experience, including financial capacity and real estate performance. 
  • Assist with closing, (such as reviewing insurance certificates, draft settlement statements, payment and performance bonds, etc. to ensure conformance with WNC’s requirements);
  • Prepare funding packages for project closings and ensure a smooth closing by following up on any outstanding items still needed in order to fund;
  • Assist with the transition to Asset Management, including closing out the project and ensuring all final agreements, e.g. partnership agreement, loan documents and other relevant documents are in reflected in a closing folder as part of the transition.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage and perform multiple tasks at the same time;
  • Strong organizational skills required;
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work well with others;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Real Estate or related field required.
  • 2 - 3 years of experience in real estate or affordable housing required or Masters in related field in lieu of work experience.
Please send resume to Wendy Yan - Vice President of Underwriting at