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Real Estate Associate, Full-time January or June 2023

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

Job Description

Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments, LLC (NMRE) is responsible for managing the real estate investments of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Northwestern Mutual is one of the largest investors in commercial real estate in the U.S., with a diversified portfolio of mortgage loans and equity investments across U.S. markets and major property types. Real Estate Associates evaluate a broad range of property types and investment structures. Job duties include:

  • Providing underwriting and due diligence support on proposed new debt and equity investments.

  • Leading the investment underwriting process in the home office, coordinating with multiple functional units – Architecture, Environmental, Law, Closing, Insurance and Tax.

  • Working with investment production professionals in a designated field office to prepare deal submissions, review due diligence materials and gather additional information as needed.

  • Developing a working knowledge of property-level data, market fundamentals and deal terms on multiple transactions.

  • Preparing and maintaining loan pricing and equity return models.

  • Preparing final underwriting documents for, and presenting investments to, senior management for final approval.

  • Assisting field office personnel with ongoing monitoring of investments, including the review and analysis of servicing requests.

  • Some travel is required.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications

  • Completing a Master’s degree or MBA, preferably with an emphasis in Real Estate, Finance, or Accounting, graduating December 2022/May 2023.

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

  • Two years of experience in commercial real estate investment, development, asset management or mortgage lending.

  • Understanding of current market conditions as they relate to U.S. commercial real estate sectors and geographical locations.

  • Employer immigration sponsorship is not available for this role.

Preferred Skills and Proficiencies

  • Previous Corporate Real Estate internship and/or relevant project experience.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability.

  • High degree of self-motivation, passion, and a drive to learn.

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities.

Who we are

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 160 years through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation, and distribution. With more than $290 billion in assets, $30 billion in revenues and more than $1.9 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.6 million clients. People are the power behind Northwestern Mutual, and diversity makes us better. We are committed to reflecting and serving the marketplace. We do so by attracting and improving the engagement of those who bring their outstanding perspectives, ideas, and beliefs. At Northwestern Mutual, people matter. And you’ll be working for a company that’s consistently voted among the “most admired” in the nation. We invite you to explore your career interests with us!

Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

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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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.