NFP taps construction property broking leader

Industry veteran is "an extraordinary talent," exec says

NFP taps construction property broking leader

Construction & Engineering

By Ryan Smith

Property-casualty broker NFP has announced the appointment of Tyler James (pictured above) as North American construction property broking leader.

In his new role, James will be responsible for NFP’s construction property lines, including builders’ risk, contractors’ equipment and fixed property coverages. He will report to Adrian Pellen, co-leader of the company’s construction and infrastructure group.

James has more than a decade of experience in commercial and construction underwriting. Prior to joining NFP, he served as Midwest construction property manager for Zurich North America. He has also held positions at Everest Insurance, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and CNA.

“Tyler is an extraordinary talent, and I am absolutely thrilled that he is joining our construction and infrastructure team,” Pellen said. “Placing builders’ risk insurance across the US and Canada has become increasingly complex due to unprecedented catastrophe events like wildfires, floods and convective storms. Our investment in talented leaders like Tyler, together with our cutting-edge risk control-driven brokerage approach, puts us at the forefront to deliver what clients need.”

“This is an exciting opportunity with a company that’s working to become the preeminent risk control-driven insurance advisor and broker in the construction and infrastructure field,” James said. “I look forward to utlilizing my experience and collaborating with my NFP colleagues to create and deliver innovative P&C solutions and exceptional service to our construction and infrastructure clients.”

NFP also recently announced the appointment of Meg McSherry to lead its P&C business in the Atlantic region. Last month, the broker announced the acquisition of Florida-based Benefits & Company.

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