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If you are the owner, developer, or general contractor on a large construction project, you have probably noticed that in addition to premium increases, coverage is becoming more restrictive and the application and quote process is much more involved. This newsletter addresses what to possibly expect and watch for.
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The insurance industry is known to run in cycles – a "hard market" characterized by high rates, restricted coverages, lower sub-limits and overall limits mandated by a diminution in capacity; and a "soft market” reflecting the opposite conditions in every respect.
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Notwithstanding dire warnings in the business press some are still not taking seriously the current insurance crisis.  There are those who feel it will be short-lived and will thus pass soon.  Since primary insurers retain only small portions of each risk, they are dependent upon reinsurers to hedge their bets. More >>>      (PDF)
When asbestosis was added to the lexicon of the insurance industry, several questions came up: More >>>     (PDF)




Herb Feldman founded Alpha Risk Management, Inc. in 1973.

 Prior to that, he: 

                  ·    Served as an Infantry Sergeant
                  ·    Spent 4 years with Deloitte & Touche
                  ·    Put in 7 years at Revlon
                  ·    Was CFO of a conglomerate
                  ·    Was CEO of two multi-nationals

 He is a CPA and earned his MBA in Finance at NYU where he completed his doctoral studies.   He has served on the Board of Directors of several listed corporations as well as the Society of Risk Management Consultants.  He was President of the Roslyn, LI, Board of Education and also served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn College Foundation.

 He has published several articles and has been a guest speaker for the American Management Association, The Risk and Insurance Management Society, The Society of Risk Management Consultants, The New York State Bar Association Committee on Leasing, and the Practicing Law Institute, as well as several law firms.   

Alpha is a full-service risk management consulting firm not engaged in the sale of insurance.  Their real estate client base is over 400 million square feet. 

Alpha, in their role supporting commercial real estate finance for mortgages as well as construction loans has assisted a number of lenders in over $72 billion of such loans.


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