Meet John J. Heft, M.S., CRIS - RT New Day Managers

About John Heft

As Senior Vice President in the National Environmental and Construction Professional Liability Practice (formerly New Day Underwriting Managers LLC), John brings over 28 years of environmental underwriting experience, including a solid base of real estate-focused work experience for a major brokerage firm, an insurance carrier and an environmental consultant. Throughout his professional career, John has provided environmental risk management solutions for a variety of industry sectors including chemical, petrochemical, energy, manufacturing, commercial real estate, universities and healthcare.

To provide the optimal risk management solutions, John honed his expertise in environmental liability assessment, quantification, loss control, and insurance program development and placement. His specialty is contaminated property transactions where he is well-trained to address clients' legacy liability issues as well as prospective portfolio environmental insurance programs.

John develops and manages the real estate book of business; identifies and develops new and existing retail brokerage relationships; and provides insurance and optimal risk management solutions to our retail brokers and clients.

Prior to joining the Practice, John spent two years as Vice President/Client Advisor in Marsh's Environmental Practice where he worked with large domestic and international Fortune 100 to middle market clients. He also generated new and expanded revenue for the Practice. Prior to joining Marsh, he was Manager of ECS/XL Environmental's Chemical Facilities Unit where he was a Senior Facility Underwriter responsible for underwriting and managing all types of environmental insurance products. He also has environmental consulting experience with Consulting Services, Inc. (CSI) where he performed environmental risk assessment surveys for facilities throughout the U.S.

John has authored many articles addressing environmental insurance and risk management topics for a variety of major insurance and real estate publications including National Underwriter, Risk Management Magazine, CFMA Building Profits, Facilities Manager Magazine, Environmental Protection, National Real Estate Investors Magazine, and Pipeline & Gas Journal, to name a few.

John received his B.S. in General Science and an M.S. in Water Resource and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University. He also completed his Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation in 2009.

John J. Heft, M.S., CRIS

Senior Vice President, National Environmental and Construction Professional Liability Practice

Contact Information

Phone: 609-528-3890
Mobile: 610-639-7279
Fax: 609-298-6254


2465 Kuser Road, Suite 202
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Telephone: 609-298-3516


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