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Director, Real Estate Equity Business Project Lead

Date Posted: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Job Location:  Whippany, NJ  


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is a premier asset manager with breadth across various asset sectors and global markets, and strong asset-liability management capabilities.  With a $500 billion combined domestic and international general account portfolio and a multibillion-dollar annual cash flow, Investments is an important contributor to MetLife’s financial performance.  


The Real Estate and Agricultural Finance group maintains a portfolio invested in commercial real estate and agricultural mortgages, as well as real estate equities. The team sources and manages commercial real estate investments through seven regional field offices in the U.S. and International field offices in London, Tokyo, Mexico City and Santiago. 


This role serves as Business Project Lead for Real Estate Equity investment processes and systems across portfolios totaling over $25B in assets.  This leadership role is responsible for managing large, complex projects across diverse processes and a broad set of business and IT stakeholders.   The role is critical to leveraging technology to create efficiencies, increasing associate productivity and expanding the organization’s capabilities. 



Key Responsibilities:  

  • Develop roadmap to build out real estate equity business platform/systems
  • Facilitate prioritization of real estate equity business projects
  • Champion strategic projects from inception to successful implementation
  • Lead development and implementation of business solutions in partnership with business teams, IT and third-party vendors
  • Drive decision making and lead the business analysis/requirements process with input across business teams.
  • Orchestrate projects that streamline business process, enable new capabilities, promote data integrity and facilitate growth of Investment Management business
  • Manage project communications, detailed project plans (including test plans) and associated risks.
  • Manage third-party vendor relationships


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 10+ years of project management experience with proven ability to successfully manage complex projects
  • Knowledge of Real Estate Equity investments business (e.g., asset acquisition, asset management, portfolio management, investment management) or another asset class (e.g., fixed income, equity, derivatives)
  • 10+ years of business analysis experience and proven success at leading business system design initiatives
  • 10+ years of information technology experience within the financial services sector
  • Bachelor’s degree



  • Knowledge of Real Estate Equity systems including Argus, Yardi and MRI
  • Knowledge of Real Estate Equity investments business (e.g., asset acquisition, asset management, portfolio management, investment management) and Finance business knowledge
  • Master’s degree in Information Management, Business Administration or Finance



MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


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MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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