Insurance Experts Break Down Trending Claims Against REITs

Howard Sider, assistant vice president at Arch Insurance Group, and Tim Crowley, first vice president at Crystal & Company, participated in a video interview at Nareit’s REITwise: 2019 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference in San Antonio.

Sider discussed 2018 securities class action litigation trends, as well as the specific types of claims he’s seeing against REITs today.

“We continue to see a significant amount of REIT M&A litigation,” he said. “These lawsuits are almost exclusively brought in federal court, but we’re seeing them resolved similarly to those that were previously brought in state court.”

Crowley discussed Crystal & Company’s partnership on the Nareit D&O Program, noting that Nareit members interested in learning more should visit REIT.com.

“A core benefit of our program is the unique coverage that we’ve developed…to respond to all of these various types of claims activities,” he said.