Northwestern Mutual selects general contractor for downtown
Special to The Freeman
April 16, 2014
MILWAUKEE – Northwestern Mutual
on Wednesday said it has selected Gilbane Building Co. and
Milwaukee-based C.G. Schmidt Inc. as the general contractor for
the Northwestern Mutual tower in downtown Milwaukee.
“From day one, we wanted to find a general contractor that
shares our core values and believes strongly in the commitment
we’ve made to the city of Milwaukee to provide opportunities to
local residents and small business enterprises,” said Sandy
Botcher, Northwestern Mutual vice president and project leader.
“We found that in Gilbane and C.G. Schmidt, and we’re excited to
work side-by-side with them to make our vision a reality.”
Northwestern Mutual vetted a broad range of general contractors
with the expertise and experience needed for the 1.1
million-square-foot project. Construction of the 32-story office
tower and three-story common space is scheduled to start later
this year and be completed by 2017, according to the statement.
The construction of the project will require more than 1,000
Northwestern Mutual expects to invest approximately $450 million
for design and construction of the complex, which will preserve
1,100 downtown jobs while creating 1,900 new ones, according to