Schaumburg, Ill. (March 30, 2020) – Assurance is pleased to announce Jessica Niehaus, JD, CLCS has joined the agency as vice president in its real estate practice. Niehaus will bring an extensive legal and real estate insurance background to her practice, primarily focusing efforts on providing in-depth coverage analysis, identification and management of risk exposures, and building tailor-made programs to meet client goals and objectives.
“Jessica’s combined legal background and real estate expertise brings a new element of specialized service to the real estate practice at Assurance,” stated Michael Alberico, senior vice president, construction and real estate practice leader at Assurance. “Not only is Jessica analytical, but she’s creative and we’re looking forward to witnessing her in action,” says Alberico.
Prior to joining Assurance, Jessica practiced law in Chicago, and beginning in 2014, served as Vice President for a national insurance brokerage in Chicago, with a focus on real estate and hospitality. Niehaus earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University - College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University with a degree in Public Policy Analysis and Economics. She currently holds her Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation. Niehaus is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Executive Women of Chicago (CREW), the Real Estate Finance Forum (REFF) and the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).
“I recognized that in order to achieve my future goals, I needed to join a firm that was nimble and had the ability to quickly respond to the changing needs of our clients and prospects in the real estate industry. It’s clear that Assurance puts clients first and is anxious to support our growth in the real estate sector,” said Niehaus.
Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, company, is a full-service brokerage providing business insurance, employee benefits, private client insurance, and retirement services to businesses and individuals across the country. Assurance operates as Marsh & McLennan Agency’s Midwest regional headquarters. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, Assurance attracts and retains its insurance talent by rewarding expertise and investing in career development. Assurance employees enjoy an award-winning culture that fosters a highly productive and results-driven working environment.