On the heels of its tenth anniversary, AssuredPartners announces its new headquarters and growth plans
Orlando, Fla. – AssuredPartners Inc., the 11th largest and one of the fastest growing insurance brokers in the U.S., is opening a new headquarters location in downtown Orlando and creating 100 projected new jobs. These jobs will pay on average 160 percent higher than the average wage in Orange County. AssuredPartners is a full-service insurance broker providing commercial insurance, risk management, and employee benefits through consulting and services with over 8,000 employees located in offices worldwide. The company will move into the CNL Center I building, owned and operated by Piedmont Office Realty Trust, which is located at 450 South Orange Ave.
“AssuredPartners is excited to share these significant milestones,” said CEO Jim Henderson.
We have a long history in the Central Florida region, from our small beginnings to status as one of the fast-growing insurance brokers in the U.S. Our company is in the business of building relationships, and our relationship with this community has supported our growth over the years.Jim Henderson, CEO of AssuredPartners
AssuredPartners is celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2021 and the company’s growth mirrors the growth of the community in that time. The company started as a five-employee operation in its current Lake Mary office, growing to 100 employees at its headquarters with 200 offices across the country that employ thousands of agents. Assured Partners will continue to operate in Lake Mary while its headquarters opens in downtown Orlando. The company plans to start build-out on its headquarters in fall of 2021 and estimates opening in 2022.
The company chose a downtown location for its new headquarters due to its connectivity and attractive features to young working professionals. Proximity to SunRail and cultural amenities like the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Amway Center, within walking distance, were significant motivating factors in the company’s decision. AssuredPartners will also benefit from convenient mobility options for employees and clients to its offices around the world through the region’s hundreds of non-stop airline destinations.
“In recent years, our city and its many partners have worked hard to diversify our economy, bring high-value jobs to Orlando, continue to grow our targeted industry sectors and accelerate downtown’s reputation as a place for headquarters and other businesses to relocate, expand and thrive,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “AssuredPartners’ decision to expand their operations and build out a new headquarters in downtown is a testament to the advancements we’ve made in fostering a healthy business-friendly ecosystem in Orlando.”
AssuredPartners considered other locations including Texas and Missouri for its headquarters expansion, where the company has existing regional offices. The company applied and was successfully awarded the STRIVE Orlando program and the Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) High Wage High Value program by the City of Orlando to maintain a competitive edge against these other locations.
“AssuredPartners’ growth reflects the past decade of momentum here in Orlando,” said Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani.
The expansion of a headquarters like AssuredPartners is a major win and will bring high-paying jobs to our community.Tim Giuliani, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership
“We are excited that AssuredPartners chose to establish its new headquarters at CNL Center,” said Chris Poppell, Piedmont’s Orlando Market Lead and Vice President, “We believe they will thrive in their new home in the heart of downtown Orlando.”
The Orlando Economic Partnership developed a compelling regional value proposition to inform the company’s decision. This included a comparative labor analysis and market data against our out of state competition, and information regarding the live/work experience in the downtown core. The Partnership also guided the company through the application and approval process for both incentive programs, secured estimated values for new hire training as well as skills upgrade training for existing employees from CareerSource Florida and connected the company to CareerSource Central Florida for access to local workforce programs and services. The Partnership worked closely with the City of Orlando’s Downtown Development Board and Newmark Knight Global Commercial Real Estate Services to support the company’s office selection.
AssuredPartners typically has 300 open positions at any given time on its website, which can be found at https://www.assuredpartners.com/Careers.
About AssuredPartners, Inc.
AssuredPartners is a full-service insurance broker providing commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits through consulting and services. With over 8,000 employees located in offices throughout North America, London, Belgium and Scotland, AssuredPartners is in the business of building relationships. While cementing powerful, lasting relationships built on trust earned from working openly and honestly with our partners. That’s what we call, Power through Partnership. For more information, visit www.assuredpartners.com.
About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) is a public-private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that works to advance broad-based prosperity by strengthening Orlando’s economy, amplifying Orlando’s story, championing regional priorities, empowering community leaders and building a brilliant region. These five foundational objectives serve to improve the region’s competitiveness while responding to the needs of communities, residents and businesses.
About Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, redeveloper, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties located primarily in select submarkets within seven major Eastern U.S. office markets, with the majority of its revenue being generated from the Sunbelt. Its geographically diversified, approximately $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its markets and is investment-grade rated by S&P Global Ratings (BBB) and Moody’s (Baa2). Piedmont is a 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, see www.piedmontreit.com.