235 Careers

235 Insurance is a company founded by Keith Z. Murphy CLCS, in partnership with CRER’s Eric Janssen. 235 Insurance provides insurance for all types of businesses and consumers in Chicagoland. As an independent broker, the agency writes with more than 20 direct carriers to best service the unique needs of its customers.

235 Insurance’s core product emphases include investment real estate insurance, home and auto insurance, and business insurance 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, and other assets.

Keith and Eric aspire to develop a small but elite team of insurance brokers, each earning a six-figure residual income and managing over $1.5MM in client premium. To attract and retain talent, 235 Insurance pays its agents W2 commission that is far above industry averages. Agents will have the ability to write with all of 235’s markets, matching product lines with client needs.

Available Positions

Senior Insurance Broker

235Insurance  Chicago, IL 60614

Full-Time

235 Insurance has an immediate opening for an insurance broker in a career position. We are an independent insurance agency specializing in all types of property & casualty insurance, including personal and commercial lines. We offer premier office space at 800 W Diversey in Lakeview. Join our boutique and high-performance team. As an Independent Broker, you will be able to solve every case opportunity, thanks to our breadth of carrier options for preferred markets and brokerage business. And we will train you how to manage your growing practice efficiently, and provide staff support.

  • Job Description: The Senior Broker develops and manages their own book of business with 235 Insurance. The Senior Broker will be expected to generate and secure new sales each month, to be at ease seeking out new sales opportunities, and to become highly proficient in all facets of insurance brokerage, especially property and casualty sales to consumer and business markets. Strong retention of the book of business by the Senior Broker will ensure long-term success in the career position.
  • Required EducationBachelor’s Degree.
  • Work Experience: Minimum two years previous professional experience with insurance, banking, or real estate, is strongly preferred. Illinois Property/Casualty license required within 30 days of hire.
  • Relevant Skills/Traits: Commands superior work ethic with strong sales and marketing skills. The ability to deliver upon a broad range of insurance transactions and interface directly with decision makers in a professional environment. The ability to work quickly on a computer. The ability to set priorities and self manage with limited supervision.
  • Compensation: Brokers at 235 Insurance enjoy commission potential which greatly exceeds other agencies. Build a six-figure residual income quickly. A salary or commission draw in first year is negotiable depending upon your level of experience.

Successful brokers are able to earn the trust of consumers and businesses quickly, and maintain that trust with smart and responsive policy service over time.

To apply for the position, please submit a copy of your resume, and a brief letter outlining why you are interested in the position and how you will succeed as a professional insurance broker with our agency.

About 235Insurance:

235 Insurance has an immediate opening for an insurance broker career position. We are an independent insurance agency who writes all types of property & casualty insurance, including personal and commercial lines. We offer premier office space at 800 W Diversey in Lakeview. Join our boutique and high-performance team.

Account Manager – New Business

235Insurance  Chicago, IL 60614

Full-Time

235 Insurance has an immediate opening for a new business account manager at our Lakeview office.

We are an independent insurance agency who writes all types of property & casualty insurance, including personal and commercial lines. Join our boutique and high-performance team.

  • Job Description: The Account Manager assists the sales team with setup of all new business sales, including quoting, data input, and policy management. The Account Manager will become proficient in the quoting and policy management systems of all of our carriers, and will provide rapid response to quotes needed by our team of brokers. The Account Manager will interface directly with agency customers as needed in regards to billing questions, certificates of insurance, and other administrative requests.
  • Required EducationBachelor’s Degree.
  • Work Experience: Minimum two years previous professional experience with insurance, banking, or real estate, is strongly preferred.
  • Relevant Skills/Traits: Commands strong work ethic and intuitive intellect. The ability to deliver upon a broad range of insurance transactions. The ability to work quickly on a computer. The ability to set priorities and self-manage with limited supervision.
  • Compensation: The first-year salary and benefits are negotiable depending upon your level of experience. This position may offer the ability to work from home occasionally long-term.

To apply for the position, please submit a copy of your resume, and a brief letter outlining why you are interested in the position and how you will succeed as an account manager with our agency.

About 235Insurance:

We are an independent insurance agency who writes all types of property & casualty insurance, including personal and commercial lines. We offer premier office space at 800 W Diversey in Lakeview. Join our boutique and high-performance team.

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 Administration

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.

Bryan Schatz

Senior Broker

Tel: 312-720-1950

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Bryan joined 235 Insurance as a Senior Broker in 2017. Previously, Bryan worked for J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in real estate finance and apartment lending. Bryan is a graduate of Illinois State University, where he studied finance and insurance. He was raised in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The opportunity to provide insurance for “all people, places, and industries” encouraged Bryan to embark on a new career as an insurance broker via 235 Insurance.

Mario Nino

Senior Broker

Tel: 773-706-3533

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Mario is an Army veteran and Chicago native. After graduating in 2009 from Illinois State University, he commissioned to the Army and remained active duty until 2012. He spent the next 4 years as a program manager and consultant for diversity hiring initiatives.

Mario comes to 235 Insurance with a strong background in community relations and team building, which comes from a love and lifetime of living in Chicago. “I believe 235 Insurance offers me a way to continue to support my community with the services they need, through a face they recognize.”

Mario spends his time outside of work in centers of education influence like the Daniel Murphy Foundation and Midtown Foundation for Boys.

Christina Alvarado

New Account Manager

Tel: 312-720-1950

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Christina Alvarado joined 235 Insurance in 2017. Previously she worked as a mortgage loan administrator and marketing manager for Neighborhood Loans in Chicago. Christina is a Chicago native who enjoys singing in the choir at Chicago Tabernacle, and raising her two teenaged children. At 235 Insurance, Christina handles new account administration including agency systems management and billing.