Commercial Property

Football and small businesses: Models for championship performances

Getty Images Every year in early February, the nation fixates on an annual event that generally draws the largest TV audience: the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl LI contest between the Atlanta Falcons...

Scrooge & Marley, PLC: A commercial insurance case study

Scrooge & Marley, PLC, was a privately held partnership in 19th-century England that operated out of a dingy warehouse in the Cornhill section of London. Partners Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley...

The pros and cons of solar panels

There are many ways to “go green”—vegetative roofs, lightweight construction materials, insulating materials, and photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are among the most popular. But what are the pros an...

Insurance and the presidential conventions

As was evident while viewing the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the political operatives of their national committees truly delved into the minutia of how to spin their respective...

What to look for when underwriting a general liability policy

Underwriters today have a thirst for reliable data but often face daunting research challenges to find it. They also face disjointed data sources that provide inaccurate and incomplete information....

Florida’s Investment in Building Codes Pays Off

There could hardly be a better laboratory to test the benefits of strong building codes than Florida in the first decade of the 21st century. From 2001 through 2010, hurricane tracks are a thicket ...

Verisk Analytics sponsors week four of Building Safety Month

May 2016 is Building Safety Month, and Verisk Analytics is proud to sponsor week four of this national event. In a proclamation on April 29, President Barack Obama announced this designation and...

General liability classification shouldn’t be a guessing game

Other than historical loss experience, there are three fields on an insurance application that lay the groundwork for a general liability quote: address (territory), exposure (sales, payroll, squar...

What’s wrong with this picture?

I heard a story once that an advertising executive came up with the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” for an ad. But he felt he had to attribute it to “a Chinese proverb” so people would...

Making temporary housing safer

Sometimes you look at a problem or challenge and say to yourself, “Sure, that’s an easy fix.” But when you get into the nitty-gritty of it, you realize there are scores of unforeseen obstacles in...