(DENVER – May 14, 2024).  IMA Financial Group, a North American insurance brokerage firm specializing in risk management, insurance, wholesale brokerage and wealth management, is proud to announce the opening of its largest office on the East Coast at 1155 Avenue of the Americas, alongside many of the biggest financial services firms worldwide. The 10,000-square-foot space on the 33rd Floor of 1155 Avenue of the Americas, which is owned and managed by The Durst Organization, is a centerpiece of IMA’s presence in the region and showcases IMA’s growth into one of the fastest-growing independent insurance brokerages in the U.S.

“Commercial insurance touches every industry in America, and we’re proud to put down roots in the world’s financial capital to expand our reach and stay true to our mission to be relentlessly client-focused and driven to make a difference in our communities,” said Michael Bodack, President, IMA New York.

Since 2020, IMA Financial Group has pursued 28 strategic partnership agreements with firms throughout the commercial insurance industry and established its presence in New York through a partnership with York International Agency LLC in 2022. Instead of traditional mergers or acquisitions, IMA creates strategic partnerships with like-minded companies who embrace IMA’s mantra of building the “Broker of the Future” through investments in technology, training and support to deliver the best results to clients and position the company for future growth.

“IMA has repeatedly proven that an agency can be values-driven, community-focused and achieve great success. That model has always worked on the local level, and we’re out to prove that it can flourish in New York City,” said Andrew Krantz, Executive Vice President at IMA Financial Group.

1155 Avenue of the Americas, a best-in-class 42-story office tower in Midtown, stands prominently on the western blockfront of Avenue of the Americas between 44th and 45th Streets. The building is the first in Durst’s portfolio to receive the Existing Buildings Operations Maintenance (EBOM) LEED Gold Rating, and is home to prominent tenants including Global Relay, Perkins Coie, Jenner & Block, Cornell University and Verizon.

“We are delighted to welcome IMA Financial Group to 1155 Avenue of the Americas for the company’s first office in New York City. 1155 is a phenomenal building and location to grow a business, and to attract and retain the very best talent,” said Jody Durst, President of The Durst Organization.

In a dynamic new venue that embraces sustainability, innovation and flexibility, IMA Financial Group is better positioned than ever to meet the diverse needs of its client base, develop/deploy today’s newest insurtech breakthroughs and give back to the NYC community where clients and associates live and work.

“Our new home at 1155 Avenue of the Americas is not just a step forward for IMA, it signals to the industry that independent, employee-owned brokers like ours can have the market clout and resources of the largest brokerages, while maintaining a local mindset that resonates with associates and clients alike,” said Robert Kestenbaum, President of IMA’s Northeast Region.

Photo Credit: Sarah Merians Photography
Photo Credit: Sarah Merians Photography
Photo Credit: Sarah Merians Photography
Photo Credit: Sarah Merians Photography


About IMA Financial Group

IMA Financial Group is an independent broker defining the future of insurance through comprehensive and consultative risk and wealth management services. A majority employee-owned and managed company, its 2,400-plus associates in offices across the country are empowered by a shared mission to protect assets and make a difference.

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