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Marsh beefs up UK real estate practice

Marsh beefs up UK real estate practice | Insurance Business

Marsh beefs up UK real estate practice

Marsh is wasting no time in giving its UK real estate practice a boost.

Part of Marsh JLT Specialty, the unit has two new members in London in the form of Bryce Check (pictured) and Anna Whitfield. The latter joined on October 07 as a client service director, while Check is slated to come onboard as a business relationship director later this month. 

Check, a qualified lawyer and founder of Kiwis in Property UK, is making the switch from Aon where he served as a business relationship director in the real estate practice for more than a decade. At Marsh he will be in charge of developing the UK real estate practice’s global sales proposition with a special focus on European markets.

Whitfield, also from Aon, will help shape the team’s growth strategy along with client director Mark Lumley. Her career, which spans both underwriting and broking, has seen Whitfield focus on real estate insurance since 1997. Currently she chairs the Insurance Institute of London’s property investors committee.

“The UK real estate sector is continuing to battle significant headwinds, which stem from a wide range of economic, technological, and political issues,” commented Paul Moody, UK chief executive of Marsh JLT Specialty. “In this environment, clients need advisers that have both the technical expertise and strategic insight to help them navigate these complex issues and continue to be successful.

“With their combined industry knowledge, Bryce and Anna are important additions to our UK real estate practice. Their expertise, together with that of Tim [Scoble] and Mark, will be vital as we continue to enhance our services and solutions for the UK real estate sector.”

Scoble is joining the UK real estate practice later this year in his capacity as CEO. He and Lumley were appointed in June.