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CLS appoints Jim Connolly as Strategic Development Director

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CLS appoints Jim Connolly as Strategic Development Director

London, 6 July, 2020, CLS Risk Solutions (CLS RS), the specialist property underwriter, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Connolly as Strategic Development Director. Jim’s appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Rob Best, Managing Director, CLS RS.

Jim Connolly is a highly regarded insurance specialist in the property sector having held broking, underwriting and risk management roles at Willis Towers Watson, JLT, Chubb, Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group. Latterly, he has been instrumental in the establishment of two niche construction led MGAs.

Rob Best, Managing Director CLS Risk Solutions commented: “I would like to welcome Jim Connolly to our team. Jim is an outstanding insurance leader with a huge breadth of experience allowing him a 360 degree view across the property market. Jim will be instrumental in driving forward CLS RS as it continues to develop new and innovative sustainable solutions that support our clients in unlocking opportunities across the whole lifecycle of property investment and development.”

Jim Connolly, Strategic Development Director CLS Risk Solutions added: “I’m excited by the challenge of joining CLS RS’s talented team, they are dedicated to providing bespoke and innovative solutions and products that real estate investors and developers need. I’m looking forward to getting down to work and being part of supporting the development, not just of CLS RS, but of the property sector at this moment of huge economic challenge and change.”

About CLS

CLS Risk Solutions is a leading MGA, creating and providing risk solutions for real estate development projects and transactions. Established in 2010, it is part of the successful CLS Group with a turnover of over £40m, employing 110 staff in 4 offices.

Its products include legal indemnities, structural indemnities, rights of light indemnities, environmental indemnities and judicial review/planning law indemnities.  Each product enables the client to define, quantify and transfer risk that is otherwise capable of frustrating the acquisition, funding, development or disposal of a real estate asset.

For more information contact:

Sam Whiteley
Sam@freepartners.com
+44 207787545529

 

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