USBN Q2 2018

8 US BUSINESS NEWS / Q2 2018 , HUB California adds Mark Dobbs to HUB’S national real estate specialty practice inWestlake Village. HUB California Adds Mark Dobbs to HUB’S National Real Estate Specialty Practice HUB International of California, a wholly owned subsidiary of HUB International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, risk advisory and employee benefits consultancy firm, announced on the 17th May 2018 the hiring Mark Dobbs as a Vice President of and Producer for the national Real Estate Specialty Practice. Dobbs has over fifteen years of experience in global commercial real estate business facets to include international investment banking, real estate investment, insurance, and risk management solution implementation. Most recently Dobbs was Vice President of the Construction and Real Estate Group for global insurance brokerage firms Marsh & McLennan and Alliant where he attended to middle market and large institutional real estate clients. Dobbs also previously worked within the real estate industry as a Senior Investment Consultant specialising in the multifamily market and within the investment banking sector in London, England (Goldman Sachs). Dobbs joins HUB International several months after the global brokerage announced its intention to create a number of industry-unique cross-border Specialty Practices. The roles and purposes of Specialty Practices are to provide sales and account servicing personnel with a deep understanding of their respective industry silo. In that uniting of the resources and personnel expertise of over four hundred offices in the United States and Canada and over ten thousand employees worldwide HUB will bring to bear a collegial enterprise dedicated to improving client experience, Producer specific education and consulting capabilities and risk management deliverables. Dobbs will be an integral part of the Real Estate Specialty Practice and is indicative of the expertise and experience that will shape the core of the HUB Real Estate Specialty Practice. Dobbs’ Manager, Darren Caesar said of Dobbs’ hiring, “We are excited to have Mark aboard! His experience and knowledge in the Real Estate Market match perfectly with our Real Estate Programs and services he will introduce to his clients and centres of influence.” James “Chip” Stuart, HUB California’s Chief Sales Officer and National Specialty Practice Leader for the Real Estate Specialty Practice concurred with Caesar saying of Dobb’s joining HUB, “Mark will join the HUB Real Estate Specialty providing HUB client’s tools and resources to help reduce premium costs and administrative burdens. He will have access to exclusive new HUB insurance programs for Real Estate owners and managers in Southern California.” Dobbs said of his new role with HUB, “My extensive commercial real estate background allows me to better leverage the full scope of HUB’s risk management services to advise my clients and to effectively communicate, guide and implement the most effective strategies. With over seven years of prior experience in commercial real estate exclusively such as development, management, acquisitions, and brokerage I