Albert H. Shapiro
Senior Consultant
72 River Park Street
2nd Floor
Needham, MA 02494
Tel: 781-449-2866
Fax: 781-449-5340

  • Affordable Housing
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing


Al's expertise is with habitational real estate clients. He is part of in Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction practice group. Al has recognized the needs of America’s affordable housing industry and has addressed them by specializing in the creation of insurance programs for affordable housing clients and groups.


Al has over 34 years in the industry, 28 of which have been with the firm. Prior to joining Albert Risk, he was a commercial multi-line underwriter with a national insurance company’s in Boston.


  • B.A., Colby College
  • M.B.A., Economics, University of Connecticut
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)


  • New England Affordable Housing Management Association

Publishing and Speaking Activity

Al Shapiro spoke on a panel on October 20 for New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA). The topic is Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness - “Everybody's Got Plans... Until They Get Hit.” He spoke with Sheila Ardery, Resilience Consulting, LLC and Steve Bouzan, ARS Restoration Services.
A claim is made and you dutifully submit the particulars to your insurance company. In reply, your insurance company responds with a letter stating that they are reserving their rights to deny coverage. This is the insurer’s way of stating they are not sure the claim is covered and informing you of your options.
Al Shapiro participated with moderator David Ho, of Ocwen Financial and speaker Mark Benotti, of Conifer Realty in a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) webinar on September 10 titled "Be Prepared!" - 10 Tips for Navigating Casualty Loss”.  They reviewed specific cases that demonstrate why being prepared for casualty loss caused by natural and man-made disasters is so important, and discussed ways that participants can handle, work through and be prepared in the face of loss.