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Leasing Associate, Full time, Days

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medicine Corporate Job REQID 128240 Job Function General Business Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $34.16+ per hour based on experience

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.


The Leasing Associatereflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Leasing Associate oversees the efficiency of NMHC’s overall real estate holdings across all campuses. The Associate is responsible for driving associated with the NM Real Estate Portfolio and/or other related transactions from inception through signature. The Associate monitors lease-critical dates for both owned and leased properties and coordinates with Real Estate Strategy to ensure effective space utilization within the context of NM’s short term and long term real estate strategy. The associate will facilitate review and analysis related to lease buyouts, distressed tenants, due diligence activities and other related matters. The Associate possesses strong written and verbal communication skills and possesses a customer service orientation, meticulous attention to detail and excellent team collaboration skills.


  • Responsible for executing transactions associated with the NM Real Estate Portfolio and/or other related Transactions, including new leases, renewals, amendments, timeshares, notices and other agreements.
  • Monitors and manages lease critical dates in both owned and leased spaces.
  • Drives all leasing activities from critical date through lease signature.
  • Communicates and negotiates lease terms with the assistance of NMHC Office of General Counsel.
  • Interfaces with Real Estate Strategy, Property Operations, Facilities, and Project Management to ensure seamless real estate services across NMHC functions.
  • Communicates with and influences both internal and external groups who interact with the Real Estate Management processes.
  • Supports the financial process and reporting requirements for the leasing function and supports the development of revenue budgets.
  • Facilitates review and analysis related to purchase agreements, lease buyouts, distressed tenants, due diligence activities and other related matters; develops and presents recommendations.
  • Recommends strategic real estate efficiency, cost savings opportunities and process improvements.
  • Mitigates and escalates project risk as appropriate and in a timely fashion.

Additional Functions:

  • Other responsibilities as designated in support of organizational priorities and projects, which may include new acquisitions, dispositions, corporate restructuring or growth-related initiatives.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to five (3-5) years of solid business experience, preferably with experience in Real Estate, Finance or Legal related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and customer service orientation
  • Proven experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficient MS Excel and PowerPoint user


  • Expert MS Excel user (Statistical Analysis, Charting, Advanced Formulas)
  • Experience with Real Estate Financial systems
  • Strong negotiating skills

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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