Peter Friend Joins Specialty Property Program Team as Senior Underwriter

ATLANTA, Ga., April 22, 2022 — Breckenridge Insurance welcomes Peter Friend as senior underwriter to its specialty property program team. 

Friend has more than 15 years of experience in the industry having worked across several disciplines, including broker/account manager, claims processing and technical underwriting.

Friend spent nearly half of his career focused exclusively on property underwriting while at Diamond State Group Property Brokerage, part of Global Indemnity Group. He was last an underwriter III for property in the Midwest territory before joining the newly formed GBLI national cannabis industry specialty team. Early in his career he played an integral role in a newly launched independent insurance agency focused on apartments and low income housing programs in the greater Philadelphia region.

“Peter has a comprehensive understanding of property underwriting coupled with his drive to bring competitive solutions to the market to benefit his clients. At Breckenridge, he will have the opportunity to do both as a key part of our property group,” stated Michael Marks, senior vice president of the specialty property team.

Tim Anders, executive vice president of programs added, “The property team has continued to demonstrate its commitment to the clients and carriers we serve nationally as one of our largest programs. It’s a collaborative and expert underwriting and support team, and Peter is a fantastic addition to it.”

As part of the growing specialty property program team, Friend is focused on facilitating competitive coverage solutions for diverse property risks including vacant, residential real estate investor portfolios, and commercial properties nationally by way of access to top-rated carrier partners. The scope of coverage also includes general liability, wind deductible buy backs, TRIA and new buffer excess capacity.

Friend is located in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 678.804.4242.