Northwestern Mutual

Building the Future

Northwestern Mutual is investing in a signature development that reflects a financially strong and growing company in a flourishing city with growth potential. The success and growth seen in the design of our new building will help lead the way in attracting and retaining top talent and new business to Milwaukee.

Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons to conduct 27-hour concrete foundation pour on March 27-28, 2015
Build The Future

With 1.1 million square feet of space, we will be able to:

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  • Create 1,000 construction-related jobs through 2017
  • Bring 1,900 new jobs to the city
  • Retain 1,100 jobs downtown
  • Generate millions of dollars in new tax base

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    See the design renderings in action

    See the design renderings in action

    View an exciting series of vignettes featuring designs of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, a building that will reshape Milwaukee's skyline.

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    Construction Kick-off

    Construction Kick-off

    Northwestern Mutual Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John E. Schlifske, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Carmen Pitre, executive director of Soujourner Family Peace Center, kick off construction of our Tower and Commons.

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    September 25, 2013

    September 25, 2013

    Northwestern Mutual Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John E. Schlifske unveil Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons on September 25, 2013.

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    December 12, 2012

    December 12, 2012

    Northwestern Mutual Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John E. Schlifske announce the company's new development on December 6, 2012.

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  • Betsy Hoylman
    Director–Media & Public Relations

  • Jennifer Ryan
    Director of Strategic Communications–Philanthropy
  • Autumn Latimore
    Assistant Director–Media & Public Relations

  • Jean Towell
    Assistant Director–Media & Public Relations
  • Peter Balistrieri
    Senior Public Relations Consultant

  • Elizabeth DeLuca
    Senior Public Relations Consultant
  • John Gardner
    Senior Public Relations Consultant

  • Amanda Lee
    Public Relations Consultant
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    Public Relations Consultant


Press Releases

  • Financial Advising: A Compelling Career Option for Veterans

    MILWAUKEE, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With an estimated 300,000 or more service members leaving the military over the next year,  the challenge of transitioning back to civilian life and finding More

  • Northwestern Mutual Acquires LearnVest™ to Redefine the Financial Planning Experience

    MILWAUKEE, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual has announced that it will acquire LearnVest™, a leader in online financial planning and client experience technology. This partnership brings More

  • Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons Preparing for 27-Hour Concrete Foundation Pour

    The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons is taking a major step forward March 27 and 28 when the concrete foundation for the 1.1 million square foot project will be formed in a continuous 27-hour concrete More

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We’re helping people plan for their financial security so they can get more out of life. Learn how we’re helping people reach their goals in our Annual Report stories below. For a more interactive online experience, check out the tablet version of our report.

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