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Investment Operations Senior Specialist - Real Estate

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure accurate and efficient execution for transactions in all asset classes in NMRE's private managed portfolios including real estate equity and mortgage loans.

  • Respond to inquiries regarding investment holdings and activity.

  • Maintain investment data for more complex security types in various systems, conduct reconciliations and work closely with Managed Investment's business partners.

  • Assure timely and accurate investment positions, commitment updating and critical attributive investment data.

  • Respond to and investigate cash receivable and payable exceptions. Resolve a wide variety of standard and moderately complex problems.

  • When requested by business partners, conduct in-depth analysis regarding investment holdings, trading activity, and other investment initiatives.

  • Train new staff members and may serve as a technical expert on assigned investments and related procedures.

  • Stay informed of industry changes and developments that affect processing procedures.

  • Assist with developing and implementing business process improvements, new initiatives, procedures, and workflows.

  • Participate in system enhancements, projects and upgrades. May take leadership role in certain areas of expertise.

  • Interpretation and analysis of legal documents to ensure adherence to contractual terms and amendments.


  • Bachelor's degree in business with emphasis in finance, accounting, management, real estate or information systems or equivalent related experience.

  • Three or more years of related, investment operations experience preferred.

  • Requires knowledge, experience and skill across a variety of investment asset and transaction types.

  • Previous experience with investment operational and accounting systems.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical ability.

Skills-Proficiency Level:

Asset Financing - Intermediate
External Audit - Basic
Financial Asset Management - Intermediate
Financial Management - Intermediate
Investment Services - Intermediate
Multi Asset Investment - Intermediate
Negotiation - Intermediate
Process Automation - Basic
Process Implementations - Basic
Quality Assurance (QA) - Intermediate
Risk Controls - Intermediate
System Assessments - Intermediate
Vendor Management - Basic

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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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