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Thrivent Financial Real Estate Specialist in Minneapolis, Minnesota


This position is responsible for assisting real estate activities for the benefit of Thrivent Financial, its subsidiaries, associations and field, including the corporate leases portfolio. This position may also be responsible for light space planning, programming, project management, relocation coordination and some construction management supporting the Field, tenant and other subsidiary leasing programs.

Job Description

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works directly and managed by the Thrivent Real Estate Broker/Manager.

  • Direct day to day contact with contracted RE broker and other outside brokers.

  • Conducts negotiation and development of Corporate Real Estate leases and properties.

  • Research/assemble RE reports by gathering information from various data bases, landlords, brokers and other related sources.

  • Manages related lease contract services necessary for the maintenance and operations of the property assets, these may include: Lease agreements, broker contracts, software contracts, construction contracts, analytical services contracts and frequent interaction with corporate procurement services team.

  • Utilizing real estate software and various website tools, creates and supports, monthly/quarterly real estate reports, return-on-investment studies, and marketing strategies representing the Corporation, North Meadows Investments Ltd and Thrivent Trust/Holdings.

  • Creates and supports with cost estimating, contractor and construction management.

  • Supports team on coordination, renovation, relocation and project management.

  • Supports team on specifying standards, purchases and disposal of furnishings, equipment, and materials if required.

  • Supports architectural design, interior design, and facilities space planning within all applicable regulatory requirements, using Lease Harbor tracking software, AutoCAD, Microsoft Project.

  • Participates in additional projects as determined by Director, Facilities or Manager, Real Estate.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, architectural, engineering, interior design, facilities, management/planning is preferred or 5-10 years of relevant experience in one or more of these areas.

  • Five or more years of experience in real estate leasing work.

  • Five or more years of experience with office and furniture standards, ergonomics, acoustics, and preparation of cost estimates, building systems and applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Five or more years of experience with construction contract administration and coordination of project with facilities staff, outside contractors and vendors.

  • Ability to negotiate leases and various contract agreements.

  • Ability to use and understand various real estate lease tracking software.

  • Minimum of one year of experience with AutoCAD with current working knowledge of Release 17 or later AutoCAD versions.

  • Ability to read and understand various real estate lease documents.

  • Ability to negotiate with corporate and field clients regarding space use issues or needs.

  • Ability to gain real estate salesperson license as directed.

  • Ability to interact with real estate brokers/representatives and coordinate with company legal team representatives.

Other Critical Factors

  • Ability for conflict management with corporate or field clients regarding space use, issues or needs.

  • Ability to interact and conduct presentations with all staff levels.

Along with working in our inclusive work environment, you would be eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • Health and wellness benefits

  • Up to 20 Days of Paid Time Off; plus, Up to 20 Hours of Volunteer Time Off

  • 401(k) and Pension

  • Employee Business Resource Groups

You don’t need to be Christian to join our team. You do need the passion to guide our members on their Wise With Money Journey, equipping them to live more content, confident and generous lives. Thrivent strives to provide an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, sex, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment or application process, please let us know by sending an e-mail to or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

Thrivent is a not-for-profit, membership-owned, financial services organization that guides Christians on their Wise With Money Journey. As a mission-driven, membership-owned organization, we offer our more than 2 million members and customers a broad range of financial products, services and guidance to help them live a life of contentment, confidence and generosity. Thrivent and our family of businesses offer insurance, investments, banking and advice over the phone and online, as well as through financial professionals and independent agents nationwide. For more than a century, Thrivent has helped Christians make wise money choices that reflect their values while offering them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship.

Thrivent fosters a diverse workforce to serve our diverse membership, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. If you’re intrigued about our work and the possibility of becoming part of it, we invite you to visit to learn more. You won’t just build a career; you’ll be part of an organization focused on growing, innovating, and serving.

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