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Amber Scott

Amber Scott

MBA '14

Director, real estate debt and equity investment, Northwestern Mutual
Newport Beach, California


Amber Scott is creating generational change through real estate

Amber Scott (MBA ’14) is an experienced leader in real estate. Since joining Northwestern Mutual in 2014, she’s worked in underwriting and market associate roles, and now serves as director of real estate debt and equity investment.

But real estate is more than a career for Amber: It’s a catalyst for change. As a first-generation college student who was raised in a California community where many residents faced financial insecurity—and were frequently excluded from economic policy discussions—Amber saw a career in real estate as having potential to build stability not only for herself, but for those who don’t have a seat at the table.

Now, based in Newport Beach, she’s building that career—and creating impact—about an hour from where she grew up.

“Having the opportunity to apply my institutional real estate expertise to the cities and communities that I was really familiar with was super exciting,” she says.

Additionally, she helped Northwestern Mutual launch a new impact investing fund in 2021 aimed at building capital and creating economic opportunities in predominantly Black communities in the Milwaukee area and beyond.

“That work has huge potential to impact the trajectory of families and individuals for generations,” she says.

Read Amber’s profile in Update magazine.

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