Welcome Real Estate Services is a commercial real estate owner and manager in Houston, Texas. We’re a multi-generational company with roughly 3.5 million square feet of commercial space spread over about eighty buildings. In late 2014, our insurance costs were getting to the point where we were becoming uncompetitive on leasing deals.
Mitch then oversaw a renewal exercise that resulted in premium reductions of over 30%, and multiple coverage improvements that made the insurance much better suited to our business needs.
Mitch and his staff have helped our insurance become much more manageable and effective for our company. Without Mitch’s full audit of our insurance program, we would not have been aware of problems with our pricing or problems with our coverage.
Mark Caplan and Len Frenkil
Owings Mills, Maryland
Mitch has been providing continuous insurance advice to us since 2003, and his work has been essential in helping us manage our coverage.
He’s very accessible, and an important part of our professional team.
He’s helped us through all the insurance issues related to our real estate management work and our assisted living facilities, including claims, leases and contracts, and is there to provide any general insurance–related advice we need. He’s very accessible, and an important part of our professional team.
Totowa, New Jersey and Toronto, Ontario
Mitch Davis consults on a number of our portfolio companies, including a 160–store retail chain, and several other significant investments. We really didn’t feel that we fully understood our complex insurance coverages until he helped guide us, and, as a result, he not only made us more comfortable with our programs, particularly our D&O and Crime coverages, but in fact negotiated enhanced terms.
Mitch helped successfully get us paid on a claim which exceeded $1 million.
He has been the driving force in stabilizing our premiums, and in several cases negotiating more competitive rates. In addition, Mitch helped successfully get us paid on a claim which exceeded $1 million, while managing to maintain a strong ongoing relationship with our insurance carrier. In a business environment where we are extremely conscious of cost control and risk management, we don’t think we can afford not to rely on Mitch’s expertise.
Generally speaking, there are conversations that I look forward to more than a conversation about the insurance needs of my clients. Truth be told, there is dental work that I enjoy more than conversations about insurance.
Not only is he an undeniable expert in what he does, he’s responsive and has a knack for breaking the most arcane insurance-speak into terms that even I can understand.
But within two weeks of hiring Mitch Davis, people on my team were singing folk songs about him. Not only is he an undeniable expert in what he does, he’s responsive and has a knack for breaking the most arcane insurance-speak into terms that even I can understand. We’ve given him multiple assignments–many with a high degree of sensitivity–and he’s delivered on all of them. Mitch has become more than a consultant, he’s a trusted advisor that is a valued part of our team. And that’s a conversation I’m always willing to have.
Glendale, New York
Independent Chemical Corp is a third-generation distributor of chemicals for the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as a distributor of chemicals for general industrial applications.
Mitch has managed to balance all of these issues for us, keep our premiums under control, and provide valuable counsel on claims and other immediate issues.
Mitch has been working with us since 1998. Our business has many complex insurance issues, such as our truck fleet, our potential pollution hazards, and our contracts. Mitch has managed to balance all of these issues for us, keep our premiums under control, and provide valuable counsel on claims and other immediate issues. We’ve been working with him for a long time, and rely on his advice very frequently.
College Point, New York
Our company, ComStar International, is a manufacturer and marketer of environmentally safe, industrial-strength chemical products used by service professionals worldwide in air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, plumbing, and Indoor Air Quality industries. Mitch has been our insurance advisor since 2003.
He was instrumental in having our premiums reduced by nearly 70 percent!
When he came to us, we had some serious problems with our General Liability insurance. Over time, Mitch has patiently crafted a strategy that has resulted in improved overall coverage; we now have higher limits, lower deductibles, and a broader scope of coverage. At the same time, he was instrumental in having our premiums reduced by nearly 70 percent! Mitch has also helped us negotiate the insurance sections of a number of supply and distribution contracts. Overall, he has become a valuable resource that we turn to for guidance on any and all insurance related issues.
Our firm is a major real estate developer and manager in the Washington Metropolitan area. We also own and operate a large corporate hangar facility at Dulles International Airport. Mitch has been our insurance consultant since 2004, and has not only done an excellent job in keeping our insurance premiums low, but also helps keep our coverage comprehensive and understandable. Mitch also provides us with advice on other aspects of our business, such as risk transfer and insurance language in our leases and contracts.
After several of the hangars collapsed under the weight of snow and ice, the insurance program that he designed helped us reconstruct the hangar facility, protect the owner against multiple liability claims and allow us to re-open for business 20 months after this monumental loss.
In particular, Mitch’s work was instrumental in helping us recover after a disastrous loss in 2010. Mitch helped design and implement the insurance coverage for our facility at Dulles Airport. After several of the hangars collapsed under the weight of snow and ice, the insurance program that he designed helped us reconstruct the hangar facility, protect the owner against multiple liability claims and allow us to re-open for business 20 months after this monumental loss.
Mitch is always accessible, effective, and able to explain complex insurance issues clearly. He’s an invaluable part of our team and we greatly appreciate his expertise.