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SitusAMC Power Pro: Alexandra Caldwell

Name: Alexandra Caldwell

Title: Debt, Equity & Agency Underwriting Professional

Office: Atlanta, Georgia; remote.

Day-to-Day: I’m a senior analyst on SitusAMC’s Debt team. I sit on a small team that handles debt underwriting responsibilities and diligence for two main clients. We also support the servicing of other SitusAMC debt clients on an ad-hoc basis.

Home Is: Atlanta, Georgia. I moved here for college and never left. It’s walkable, the food is diverse and I love how friendly everyone is!

Breaking Into the Industry: When I graduated college, I wanted to be a lawyer. I worked as a paralegal for two years and eventually realized that I didn’t want to go to law school. At the time, I worked with a commercial real estate team handling acquisitions and refinancing and decided that I wanted to get into the numbers side of things. I didn’t really have any experience in finance or economics when I applied to SitusAMC, but the company saw what I brought to the table and, luckily, took a chance on me.

What It Takes to Succeed as an Analyst: When I joined SitusAMC, I did everything I could to excel in my role. I asked questions and made sure to continuously request feedback. Now that I’m a few years in, I have a lot more confidence. I really enjoy client work and digging into the diligence side of things. I have a real eye for detail.

Favorite Way to Unwind: I got into hot yoga recently. It helps me get in tune with my body and mind. Since starting, I feel it’s even helped me breathe and sleep better.

On My Reading List:The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson.

I got it for Christmas last year and couldn’t put it down. It’s a lengthy, but immersive read. Sanderson’s world-building is amazing. His writing reminds me of modern-day Greek epics.

Advice I’d Give My Younger Self: Don’t sweat the small stuff.

I’m a perfectionist. I hold myself to a really high standard, but meeting my fiancé helped me see things differently. He’s the opposite of me in a lot of ways. He’s very hard working but doesn’t stress about things he can’t change. His outlook on life really helped shift my perspective. I learned that you cannot be 100% in control of everything in your life all of the time. Sometimes you have to just accept things as they are.

 

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