Matt Harrell brings a wealth of industry experience to Franklin Street Insurance Services. As Managing Director, he oversees the National Accounts team, a division dedicated to providing high-level, sophisticated services to property owners, developers and managers from across the country. He is responsible for ensuring that each portfolio receives the entire spectrum of insurance service offerings including program design, market placement portfolio administration, lender compliance, risk management, and claims advocacy. Mr. Harrell currently manages a portfolio of more than 150,000 apartment units and 30 million square feet of retail, office, and industrial space.
In addition to his work within Franklin Street, Mr. Harrell has been retained by law firms as an expert consultant on legal cases involving national property programs. He also serves on the board of many industry groups and contributes to many industry publications.
Prior to joining Franklin Street, Mr. Harrell served as a Vice President on the Real Estate Practice team for the Willis Group – the world’s third largest insurance broker – where he managed a group of clients who owned more than 30 million square feet of real estate. He also has worked for the world’s largest insurance broker, Marsh and McLennan, based in New York.
Mr. Harrell currently serves on the Board of Directors for Franklin Street and has been recognized with several awards including company-wide Top Performer from 2013 to 2018. He has proven himself a leader with Franklin Street’s 2010 and 2011 Leadership Award and continues to mentor and influence new associates. He also received the Business Observer's 40 Under 40 Award in 2017.
He graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Risk Management Insurance and Finance. He is licensed in 45 states and has earned the distinguished Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.
Franklin Street Top Performer, 2013 - 2018
Franklin Street Leadership Award, 2010, 2011
Business Observer 40 Under 40 Award, 2017
Florida State University, B.S.
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)