This week on CoRE Talk - Brian Ruane Director of Real Estate Practice at Willis

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October 4: Brian Ruane,   Executive Vice President & Director Real Estate and Hotel Practice

Brian Ruane, an Executive Vice President based in New York, serves as Director of Willis HRH’s National Real Estate and Hotel Practice.  In 2006, he also managed the New York Region’s Sales Group; however, due to the significant growth of the Practice, he returned to his position as Practice Leader full-time again in 2007.

In 2003, Willis HRH established the National Real Estate and Hotel Practice and promoted Brian to the Position of National Director. Since the formation of The Practice, Willis has grown its position in this sector substantially and maintains a retention ratio in excess of 92 percent.

 Previously, from 1995 to 2002, Brian was Co-Manager of Willis HRH’s New Jersey office, where he began his concentration of efforts on our growing real estate and hotel book in the Tri-State Region, and personally produced, serviced and managed many of the region’s real estate and hotel accounts. 
 
Brian came to Willis HRH in 1985 as Regional Marketing Manager, responsible for negotiating all new business and renewal programs in the Tri-State Region. Prior to joining Willis HRH, he was an Underwriting Manager with Travelers Insurance Company. 
 
Brian graduated from St Peter’s College with majors in Accounting and Management. He has taught at St. John University’s College of Insurance and Risk Management for many years and has written extensively on insurance and risk management issues impacting the real estate and hotel industries.  He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including BOMA, NAREIT and The AHLA. 
 
In 2006, Risk and Insurance Magazine awarded Brian its Power Broker designation, an award given to 100 insurance professionals, recognizing their dedication to their clients and commitment to excellence

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