Like you, we aspire for great works.

235 Insurance provides insurance for all types of businesses and consumers. As an independent broker, the agency writes with more than 20 direct carriers to best service the unique needs of its customers.

The company’s core product emphases include investment real estate insurance, home and auto insurance, and business packages. Through its expert and dedicated staff, trust 235 Insurance to “put your world in balance” in the event of a claim against your property, small business, or other assets.


235 Insurance is a premium service provider to consumers and businesses who prioritize:


We are experienced and intuitive agents, who get to the point and deliver solutions for the coverage you need. We leverage our underwriting relationships and the best technology to deliver same day quotes for many classes of business. For new business and policy service, we live by the adage “do not leave till tomorrow, that which can be done today.”


We understand that value is important! We are an independent agency contracted with more than 20 unique providers, each with their own niche specialties. We will market your risk to the companies who will price it most favorably. Providing great coverage and value is a challenge we accept.


Like you, we aspire for great works. We are having this conversation because of what you’ve already achieved in life, perhaps home ownership, owning a business, or investing in real estate. You deserve to work with an insurance agent who is driven and successful like you! 235 Insurance is a boutique and high-performance agency, who consistently produces over $1,000,000 in new business premium per year. We have the capacity and willingness to solve your insurance needs.


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Meet the 235 Insurance Team

Keith Z. Murphy CLCS

Managing Broker

Tel: 312-720-1950

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Keith Z. Murphy CLCS, duties as Managing Partner & lead insurance broker for the company. Keith’s work combines growing the customer base of 235 Insurance with managing daily business operations.

Keith’s service to Chicagoland as a licensed insurance agent began in 2008. In his second year as an insurance broker, he placed $1,000,000 in written premium. Through 235 Insurance, he aspires to teach young brokers how to do the same. Keith says: “We work in the most underrated financial industry there is: insurance is completely inelastic, it provides real help to people and businesses, and with a little sweat early on, it provides us with a comfortable lifestyle built upon residual income. If you do right by your clients, your book of business will last you a lifetime.”

Keith and his wife Jesenia reside in the north suburbs of Chicago with their daughter and two pets. They are avid members of Chicago Tabernacle and serve in the youth ministry.

Eric Janssen

Managing Partner

Tel: 312-228-4699

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235 Insurance builds upon Eric Janssen’s quest to provide a one-stop solution for buyers and users of commercial real estate in Chicago.

As Managing Partner of 235 Insurance, Eric provides executive leadership to the agency and communicates our niche capabilities in special assets insurance throughout his executive level network spanning the local banking and lending community, and real estate marketplace.

Eric is also the President and founder of Chicago Real Estate Resources, an experienced, full-service provider of real estate solutions to lenders, developers, and property owners throughout Greater Chicagoland.

Eric has been a court appointed receiver in Chancery and Federal court in Illinois and Indiana for over 18 years appearing in more than 1,400 cases involving real estate valued at well over $1.5 billion.

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Lauren Berg

Executive Operations

Tel: 312-281-6110

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Lauren Berg joined 235 Insurance in 2015. Lauren is dedicated to efficiently serving all of 235 Insurance’s clients through her position as Executive Adminstrator.  She finds satisfaction in managing accounts for all of our clients’ exciting endeavors and investments.

Lauren is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Since moving from Georgia to Chicago two years ago she has cultivated her loves of biking, theater, and finding the warmest winter coat.