PHILADELPHIA (October 11, 2017) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, announced today the relocation and expansion of its Philadelphia office, making its second investment in the state of Pennsylvania this year. This larger space in the metropolitan area gives Burns & Wilcox the ability to double the current size of its staff.
“As part of a long-term strategic development plan, Burns & Wilcox has prioritized specific locations, such as Philadelphia, for greater capital investments,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President, and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Group and its largest subsidiary, Burns & Wilcox. “The company has continued to solidify strong insurance revenue growth in Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, and our heightened presence in the state signifies our dedication to providing excellent levels of service and expertise to our retail brokers and agents.”
Employees in Philadelphia have consistently earned double digit year-over-year growth, and the local office has achieved an approximate 30 percent increase in the past 12 months. Jim E. Epting, Corporate Vice President and Matthew Swaby, Associate Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox, Philadelphia, are leading the path forward locally for the insurance wholesaler.
“The Burns & Wilcox presence in Philadelphia and the East Coast is growing at an increased pace and we have hired new associates to meet the demand,” said Epting. “This new space affords us the ability to continue on our increasing trajectory, providing world-class service for hard-to-place risks in the Commercial, Professional, Personal, and Environmental insurance lines.”
The new office is located at 100 Tournament Drive, Suite 230, Horsham, PA 19044. The complete relocation and renovation of the office space was handled by Kaufman Real Estate Management.
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About H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox
Burns & Wilcox is the industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager internationally recognized for its expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, marine, and personal insurance.
Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Group, which has over 60 offices across the United States and Canada and employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Kaufman also includes: Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Burns & Wilcox Re, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, R.B. Jones, Royal Premium, Minuteman Adjusters, and London-based, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at www.burnsandwilcox.com or www.kaufmanfinancialgroup.com.
About Kaufman Real Estate Management, LLC
Kaufman Real Estate Management, LLC owns and manages a U.S. real estate portfolio of commercial office properties with a strategic focus placed on regions where H.W. Kaufman Group’s global network of companies operates. The real estate company pursues and acquires Class A office assets that support the continued growth of Kaufman’s specialty insurance offerings.
Kaufman Real Estate also provides lease portfolio management and real estate lifecycle services for more than 60 office locations across the United States, Canada and London, supporting Kaufman’s global network of 13 companies.