Houston, Texas (February 27, 2020)— Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, announced today the expansion and renovation of its Houston office amid continued growth. The strategic expansion allows for 20 percent more personnel to support increased demands for specialty insurance solutions and expertise in a booming market, and further positions the company to capitalize on future growth opportunities in the state.
“Burns & Wilcox has operated in Houston for nearly 30 years, expertly managing a catastrophe prone area with a thriving real estate market,” said Suzette Torres, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox, Houston. “This investment helps strengthen our existing capabilities and support the talent necessary to manage future growth.”
Curated by Kaufman Real Estate Management, an H.W. Kaufman Group company, the new office is a versatile, communal space designed to support day-to-day operations as well as training and talent development initiatives. Additional offices, a conference room, a collaborative workspace, an associate-centric cafe and a wellness room were added to the footprint, complete with technology equipment upgrades.
“Burns & Wilcox has a strong presence and reputation in Texas which has led to our success as the leading provider of specialty insurance in the state,” said Blaise D’Antoni, Executive Vice President, Burns & Wilcox, who oversees the growth and operations of the South Region, with offices that extend from Texas to the Carolinas. “The improved workspace aligns with our ongoing priority of recruiting and retaining top talent, as well as our long-term growth plans to best serve our expanding client base.”
Burns & Wilcox Texas offices include Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Arlington. The Burns & Wilcox Houston office is located in the West 8 Tower at 10205 Westheimer, Houston, Texas, 77042.
Parent company, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes Stonemark, a premium finance company, based in Frisco, Texas.
About 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, transportation and personal insurance.
H.W. Kaufman Group, parent company to Burns & Wilcox, has more than 60 offices across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes: Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, Kaufman Institute, and London-based, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, Cranbrook Underwriting, Node International and Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom. More information can be found at stage.burnsandwilcox.ca and www.hwkaufman.com.
About Kaufman Real Estate Management, LLC
Kaufman Real Estate Management, LLC owns and manages an international 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 the United Kingdom, supporting Kaufman’s global network of 14 companies.