Real Estate

July 1, 2024

2024 Midyear Market Outlook: Commercial Property Insurance

The commercial property insurance segment has been characterized by ongoing premium increases for much of the past decade. According to industry data, such rate jumps reached record-setting levels in 2023, surging by an average of 20.4% in the first quarter alone and only slightly falling to 18.3% in the latter half of the year. These...

June 18, 2024

Commercial Property Insurance Market Proving More Stable, Capitalized: USI

Following last year’s historically challenging property insurance market, 2024 is proving to be “a more stable and capitalized market,” USI Insurance Services reported in its latest Commercial Property & Casualty Market Outlook Mid-Year Addendum. “Large rate increases from 2023 have mostly subsided for the broader market,” the New York-based insurance brokerage firm said in the report....

January 16, 2024

Fire Prevention Measures for Idle and Vacant Properties

When properties are left idle or vacant, the risk of fire-related incidents increases. Therefore, implementing a comprehensive fire prevention strategy is crucial. This article explores essential fire prevention measures for idle and vacant properties to ensure the safety of the premises and minimize the risk of destructive fires. Fire Prevention Measures Businesses should consider the...

January 4, 2024

Tips for Property Managers to Avoid Rent Payment Fraud

Rent payment fraud can result in significant financial impacts on property rental businesses. With various payment types available, numerous fraud tactics exist, so property managers should ensure they are aware of these schemes while taking measures to mitigate the risk of such fraud occurring. This article provides information about common types of rent payment fraud...

January 2, 2024

Six Trends Affecting Commercial Property Insurance

Commercial property insurance plays a critical role in protecting the assets of a business. In the event of a loss, this coverage can help businesses replace or rebuild their damaged or destroyed property and restore their operations in a timely manner. As such, it’s crucial for your organization to obtain an sufficient commercial property insurance...

December 29, 2023

Benefits and Risks of Rooftop Solar Panels for Commercial Properties

As solar rooftops become an increasingly common addition to commercial properties, businesses need to be aware of the pros and cons of this technology. While they can provide significant financial, environmental and reputational benefits, they can also present various risks, such as fire and structural hazards. They can also be susceptible to damage from several...

December 21, 2023

10 Tips for Winterizing a Business

Winter can significantly impact a business’s operations, so companies need to take appropriate steps to prepare for the challenges the season’s weather brings. This article provides 10 tips on how to winterize a business effectively. It is crucial for businesses to proactively address the risks of winter weather. For more information and risk management guidance,...

December 1, 2023

10 Tips to Winterize Your Business

As winter approaches, it is crucial for small businesses to prepare for the challenges the season’s weather brings. Whether it’s potential property damage or changes in customer behavior, winter can significantly impact a company’s operations. This article provides 10 tips for effectively winterizing a small business. Being ready for winter weather requires a proactive approach....

November 30, 2023

How Vulnerable to Cyberattacks Are Commercial Buildings?

At first blush, the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline(link is external) in May 2021 and a hacker’s attempt to poison the water supply(link is external) in Oldsmar, Fla., in February of the same year may not appear to have much bearing on the safety of the average commercial building. But in reality, most buildings are vulnerable to these types...

November 8, 2023

Fire Prevention Tips for Small Businesses

Fire Prevention Tips Fires can devastate small businesses, causing property damage, loss of inventory, disruptions in operations and even endangering the lives of customers and employees. However, many of these fires can be prevented through proactive measures. To prevent fires and ensure the safety of employees and customers, small business owners should consider the following...