Zack Schmiesing

Zack Schmiesing

Zack Schmiesing is the director of thought leadership at Verisk Commercial Property.

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    Drone Risk Management: Grant Goldsmith Visits Verisk HQ

    The Verisk commercial property team recently had the pleasure of hosting guest speaker Grant Goldsmith as part of a commercial property customer event at the Verisk home office in Jersey City. Mr. Goldsmith is the president of Overwatch, a division of Avalon Risk Management, and an industry expert on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology and […]

    BCEGS Bracket Busters – Final Four!

    We’re down to the last four teams in this year’s college basketball tournament, and it seems that using Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS®) scores isn’t the best method for selecting the winners. None of our bracket picks made the Final Four. In fact, we missed the Elite 8 round, too. But when you consider […]

    BCEGS Bracket Busters!

    March Madness is upon us as the college basketball playoffs begin. Everyone has a unique method for filling out the brackets, whether it’s loyally choosing your alma mater against their rivals, picking teams by uniform color, or even selecting winners by school mascot. At Verisk, we have our own strategy: We’re picking winners based on […]

    Data integration and CRE: Interesting stuff and how to use it

    I recently attended the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) annual Commercial Real Estate Financing (CREF) conference in sunny San Diego. The conference is the premier industry event, with more than 3,000 registered attendees gathering to hear the latest market reports and trends, speak with service vendors, and complete their commercial real estate lending deals for 2015. […]

    FLASH 2014: Revelations around resilience

    Recently, ISO Community Mitigation manager Ralph Dorio and I attended the 2014 FLASH Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. FLASH, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, is one of the country’s leading nonprofit consumer advocates for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and man-made disasters. The organization focuses on innovation, integrity, and collaboration, and ISO […]

    Not quite the anniversary you had in mind

    Marking a 25th anniversary in the rolling hills of Northern California wine country sounds appealing — unless you commemorate that event with a 6.0-plus magnitude earthquake. On August 24, one hit north of San Pablo Bay in the Napa Valley region, eerily close in timing to the 25th anniversary of the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta […]