Chubb adds coverages, capacity for real estate plus hospitality industry clients

Chubb adds coverages, capacity for real estate plus hospitality industry clients
03/02/2016 , by , in INTERNATIONAL

Chubb today announced it has enhanced its dedicated Real Estate & Hospitality industry practice by offering a broader suite of insurance coverages and significantly expanded capacity for U.S. and Canadian real estate owners and managers and hospitality-related companies.

Michael Chang, Executive Vice President, Chubb Real Estate & Hospitality, will lead the practice’s team of experienced real estate underwriters, risk engineers and service specialists. The Real Estate & Hospitality Practice, which will be part of Chubb North America’s Major Accounts Division, will continue to offer Primary Casualty and Property (shared and layered and ground up) coverages.

The practice can now provide expanded capacity by offering shared and layered and ground up property programs with limits up to $650 million and critical catastrophe limits up to $50 million. Excess Casualty and Environmental limits are offered up to $50 million and limits of $25 million for professional coverages.

Real estate and hospitality customers also will have access to customized risk engineering services, including infrared testing of electrical equipment and panels; ergonomics and manual materials handling consultations; slip-and-fall evaluations; fire protection evaluations; and employee chemical handling issues.

“The trends and variables that affect the commercial real estate and hospitality industries are continuously changing and evolving – this can leave property owners and hospitality companies susceptible to critical exposures. Thanks to the united capabilities of our two legacy insurance organizations, we are able to more fully leverage key lines of business, deploy more comprehensive underwriting expertise, and provide greater engineering and claims management services to offer a wider range of coverage options that can mitigate critical risks in these industries,” said Chris Maleno, President, Chubb Major Accounts Division, which serves the large corporate and institutional market domiciled in the U.S. and Canada, including their worldwide exposures.

Chang added, “Our real estate and hospitality customers are increasingly looking for customized coverages to fit their unique and evolving needs. Our combined product offerings, increased capacity, superior knowledge and continued quality service will propel our industry practice to the next level and offer our customers in these markets more creative and innovative coverage solutions to help mitigate today’s risk.”

The Real Estate & Hospitality Industry Practice will be distributed through Chubb’s eight North American regions and will have a presence in 48 branch offices. Tailored coverages will be offered to the following real estate-related businesses: building owners; commercial property managers; financial institutions RE programs; fund managers/fiduciaries (REIF); global service firms; parking operators; portfolio programs; real estate investment trusts (REIT); residential property managers; and senior living facilities. In addition, tailored coverages will be offered to the following hospitality-related businesses: hotel brands, operators and owners; luxury resorts; recreational vehicle parks and campsites; rooming and boarding houses; bowling centers; casinos; race tracks; marinas; fitness facilities; golf courses; travel agencies/tour operators; and venues.

All products may not be available in all states. Surplus lines products are available only through licensed surplus lines producers.

The Real Estate & Hospitality Practice is one of several Chubb industry-specific practices, including Broadcasters, Clean Tech, Construction, Educational Institutions, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Government Contractors, Healthcare, Law Firms, Information & Network Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Museum & Cultural Institutions, Non-Profits, Private Equity, and Wineries.

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