Daniel B. Odess
Daniel B. Odess is Founder & President of GlobalPro Recovery, a construction and insurance specialty firm located in Coral Gables. Odess holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, a Masters degree in Construction Management and is a Licensed General Contractor and Insurance Agent in the State of Florida as well as a Licensed Public Adjuster in various states throughout the US and US Territories. Odess has more than a decade of construction experience and has managed nearly $1 billion dollars of commercial and residential remodeling and new construction for two of ENR’s top contractors, making him uniquely qualified to oversee GlobalPro Recovery in all of its facets. Odess has also collectively adjusted, appraised, and served as an expert witness in thousands of insurance claims assisting community associations, business owners, and homeowners recover from a wide variety of property and business income losses. Odess maintains a strong commitment to the community and was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and Executive Board for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Miami‐Dade Local Advisory Board for BB&T, one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. Odess is also a frequent contributing writer to numerous industry publications including Property Casualty 360, Condo Management Magazine, Claims Magazine, Florida Community Association Journal and The Florida Real Estate Journal. In addition, he has been interviewed as an insurance expert for multiple media outlets including CBS, USA Today, Bankrate.com, Florida Trend and the Miami Herald.
Craig Applebaum is a member of the Florida Bar, and before joining GlobalPro in 2016, he litigated in the fields of complex commercial litigation and catastrophic personal injury. Craig is an integral part of the day-to-day operations for GlobalPro, and has settled numerous multi-million-dollar insurance claims for our clients. Additionally, as GlobalPro’s General Counsel, and advises the company on a wide variety of business and legal matters. Craig received his Bachelor of Sciences from Florida State University, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. Craig also had the distinguished opportunity to serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable John Thornton Jr. in Miami’s Complex Business Litigation Division. In his spare time, Craig is the Director of The Social and Emotional Learning Foundation (“SELF”), a non-profit organization dedicated to funding social and emotional learning in education.
Allison Freidin is a member of the Florida Bar, and before joining GlobalPro in 2017, she litigated over twenty jury trials to verdict during her six-year tenure as a Miami-Dade prosecutor. Allison is a South Florida native who is also no stranger to natural disasters. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at Tulane University, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans which was when developed her specific interest in flood recovery. She ultimately transferred to University of Miami where her high marks landed her on the Dean’s List, Provost’s Honor Roll, and in the Golden Key International Honor Society. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Allison went on to attend University of Miami School of Law where she graduated cum laude. During her time athere, she was awarded the Dean of Student’s Award, was an active member of the Student Bar Association, and held a seat on the Honor Council.
August Forte has represented thousands of policyholders as an adjuster and loss appraiser. In 2011, ready for a career change, August decided to join GlobalPro Recovery in order to expand his skill sets. He has thrived in this new environment, relishing the opportunity to work on multi-million claims. Always striving to better himself, he has also received over one hundred hours in continuing education. Impressively, August has also been able to successfully hold the title of project manager at other construction jobs while maintaining his position at GlobalPro. During this time he was able to gain new skills and better understand potential issues that could arise during the construction process which has been extremely helpful as he writes repair estimates for GlobalPro on a daily basis. August has been a public adjuster for over 9 years and still continues to grow each and every day with the help of his entire team at GlobalPro.