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Ms. Loupee

Emily Loupee

Area Senior VP 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.

Ms. Loupee 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 +1 818-539-2300 or emily_loupee@ajg.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.