James joins NFP
By Adam FreillConstruction Risk Management
Industry veteran brings expertise in real estate, manufacturing, renewable energy and infrastructure projects to construction-focused broker.
NFP has hired Tyler James to be its North American construction property broking leader. In this role, James will be responsible for the company’s construction property lines, including builders risk, contractors equipment and fixed property coverages. NFP is a major property and casualty (P&C) broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager and retirement plan advisor.
James will support clients as they manage their risk exposures by leading the company’s efforts to develop customized solutions and leveraging his deep experience as a broker and underwriter. He will report to Adrian Pellen, co-leader of NFP’s Construction and Infrastructure group.
“Tyler is an extraordinary talent, and I am absolutely thrilled that he is joining our Construction and Infrastructure team,” said Pellen. “Placing builders risk insurance across the U.S. and Canada has become increasingly complex due to unprecedented catastrophe events like wildfires, floods and convective storms. Clients demand world-class expertise to navigate this complex environment. 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.”
James has more than a decade of commercial and construction underwriting experience working with some of the largest contractors and owner/developers in North America. He most recently served as Midwest construction property manager for Zurich North America, where he implemented underwriting strategies, managed broker and client relationships, and identified product and coverage innovation.
“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,” said James. “I look forward to utilizing 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.”