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Ms. Loupee

Emily Loupee

Area Senior Vice President - Real Estate & Hospitality, Gallagher & Co.

Emily Loupee joined Gallagher & Co. in October of 2008 as an Account Executive in the Glendale office. She is part of a team of 20 professionals and is responsible for servicing existing accounts, developing new business accounts, and supervising Account Managers and Account Assistants. Ms. Loupee specializes in placing Professional and Management Liability for the Real Estate industry.

Ms. Loupee is the Co-National Director for the Real Estate Practice for Management and Professional Liability and operates as a knowledge resource for the country for both clients and other Gallagher brokers. She leads the placements for Management and Professional Liability policies for public and privately-held companies, with expertise in negotiating policy language, structuring complex programs and tailoring policies to fit each client. She helped craft and launch the Gallagher Real Pro Plus product geared toward providing comprehensive, real estate specific Management and Professional Liability for real estate companies.

Ms. Loupee is also the national Subject Matter Expert for Employment Practices Liability Insurance for the practice, and is responsible for leading the practice in EPL expertise, trends and issues. She authors several Market Condition reports and whitepapers each year on EPL trends and topics.

Ms. Loupee specializes in program design and coverage analysis for Management Liability, including Directors and Officers Liability, Cyber Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime Coverage, Kidnap & Ransom and Errors and Omissions Liability Coverage. Ms. Loupee has experience broking for Fortune 100 companies as well as middle market companies and private companies. She has experience drafting policy language and performing detailed coverage comparisons and negotiating complex programs with over thirty insurance companies in the United States, Europe and Bermuda.

Please visit http://www.ajg.com for more information.

Ms. Loupee can be contacted at 818-539-2300 or emily_loupee@ajg.com

Coming up in August 2019...

Food & Beverage: Millennial Chefs Lead the Way

Led by Millennial chefs, hotels continue to foster sustainability, sourcing and wellness within their dining rooms and banquet spaces, and by all measures, this is responsible for an increase in their revenues. In many hotels, the food & beverage division contributes 50 per cent or more to hotel sales and they are currently experiencing double-digit growth. As a result, hotel owners are allocating an increasing amount of square footage for F&B operations. The biggest area of investment is in catering, which is thriving due to weddings, social events and business conferences. Hotels are also investing in on-site market or convenience stores that offer fresh/refrigerated foods, and buffet concepts also continue to expand. Other popular food trends include a rise of fermented offerings such as kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir and pickles - all to produce the least processed food possible, and to boost probiotics to improve the immune system. Tea is also enjoying something of a renaissance. More people are thinking of tea with the same reverence as coffee due to its many varieties, applications and benefits. Craft tea blending, nitro tea on tap and even tea cocktails are beginning to appear on some hotel menus. Another trend concerns creating a unique, individualized and memorable experience for guests. This could be a small consumable item that is specific to a property or event, such as house-made snack mixes, gourmet popcorn, macaroons, or jars of house-made jams, chutneys, and mustards -all produced and customized in house. One staple that is in decline is the in-room minibar which seems to have fallen out of favor. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will document the trends and challenges in the food and beverage sector, and report on what some leading hotels are doing to enhance this area of their business.