HUB California has hired Mark Dobbs as a vice president for its national Real Estate Specialty Practice in Westlake Village. HUB is an insurance and risk advisory firm. In his new position, Dobbs will sell insurance covering development, property management, acquisitions and brokerage to clients in the real estate industry. Previously, Dobbs was vice president of construction and real estate insurance at Marsh & McLennan and Alliant. He also worked in the real estate operations for Goldman Sachs. “Mark will join the HUB Real Estate Specialty providing HUB client’s tools and resources to help reduce premium costs and administrative burdens,” James Stuart, HUB California’s chief sales officer, said in a statement. “He will have access to exclusive new HUB insurance programs for real estate owners and managers in Southern California.” HUB California is a wholly owned subsidiary of HUB International Ltd. in Chicago.