Chubb launches new real estate practice for the UK and Ireland

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Chubb has launched a new real estate industry practice for the UK and Ireland, bringing together its capabilities in underwriting, claims management and multinational servicing into one client-focused proposition.

The new real estate industry practice comes in response to segment growth and feedback from key broker partners, according to Chubb.

Aligned with Chubb’s multiline and multinational experience, the practice will support its aims for continued strategic expansion, while leveraging its other specialisms.

The practice will be backed by specialist underwriters, dedicated account engineers and real estate claims specialists.

In line with Chubb’s other industry practices—technology, life sciences, entertainment and clean technology—the real estate practice will fall under the responsibility of Karen Strong, head of industry practices.

The practice’s bespoke underwriting team is led by Daniel Atkinson, who has assumed the newly created role of underwriting manager for the real estate practice.

Atkinson has overall responsibility for the underwriting and management of the team as well as driving the financial performance of the industry sector.

With 15 years of underwriting and real estate experience, Atkinson joined Chubb in 2014 as a senior property underwriter in London corporate focusing on real estate business.

Sara Mitchell, head of the corporate division in the UK and Ireland at Chubb, said: “The launch of our new real estate industry practice demonstrates our commitment to further develop this key area of our business and to ensure that we build upon our offering.”

“During 2018 we will be looking to expand the team further and to build additional capability to support our growth in this market.”

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