Northwestern Mutual completes expansion of Franklin campus

Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $85 million, 6-story, 386,000-square-foot expansion of its Franklin office complex, located northwest of South 27th Street and Drexel Avenue.

The project included 230,000 square feet of office space to house 1,100 employees, a 156,000-square-foot parking structure with a 1,655-vehicle capacity, a 100-person training room, dining and conference rooms.

The expansion added on to the 500,000-square-foot office building that Northwestern Mutual completed in 2004.

“This new facility is symbolic of Northwestern Mutual’s steady growth, our commitment to serving clients, and our more than 150-year tradition of doing business in Wisconsin,” Northwestern Mutual president and CEO Edward Zore said in news release. “Because of our expansion and financial strength, we are well-positioned to grow over the long term and continue doing what we do best: help our more than 3.3 million clients achieve financial security.”

Northwestern Mutual has more than $1 trillion of life insurance protection in force and the company employs more than 5,000 people in the Milwaukee area.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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