GIT FLORIDA TITLE SERVICES OPENS NEW SARASOTA OFFICE

GIT FLORIDA TITLE SERVICES OPENS NEW SARASOTA OFFICE

GIT Florida Title Services, (GFT) a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Illinois Title Company, one of the largest title agencies in the country, moved to larger offices in the Center Pointe Building located at 2033 Main Street in Sarasota. The new Florida state headquarters office builds upon the company’s rapid growth in the State of Florida as the company is facilitating residential and commercial sale and refinance transactions in all 67 counties in the state. The company has experience in all types of title work including residential subdivisions, commercial projects, investment properties, government contract work and 1031 tax-deferred exchanges through Greater Illinois Tax Deferred Exchange Corporation.

GIT Florida Title Services provides title insurance policies underwritten by Chicago Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. Joining Reid McCullough, Esq. Title Agent-Regional Counsel in the new office is Regina Menda, Esq. Title Agent and Regional Counsel and

Julianna Forrest, Closing Assistant.

Pictured from Left to Right: Regina Menda, Esq., Title Agent-Regional Counsel Reid McCullough Esq., Agent-Regional Counsel Julianna Forrest, Closing Administrative Assistant.

Pictured from Left to Right: Regina Menda, Esq., Title Agent-Regional Counsel,  Reid McCullough Esq., Title Agent-Regional Counsel
Julianna Forrest, Closing Assistant.

The new office located on the first floor of the four story atrium lobby also houses McCullough Legal Services to assist GFT to gain access to new markets. GFT president, Gregory M. Kosin stated “GIT Florida Title is well-positioned to leverage more opportunities in the Sarasota – Manatee area and our expansion will build upon that success.”

The Greater Illinois Title Company Group of Companies, which includes Greater Illinois Title Company, Greater Indiana Title Company, GIT Florida Title Services, Greater Wisconsin Title Company, GIT Michigan Title Services, Greater Missouri Title Company and Greater Illinois Tax Deferred Exchange Corporation, operates twenty-four offices in seven states and services national business through its National Title Services Group™.

The Greater Illinois Title Company Group of Companies recently completed its Service Organization Controls SOC 2 examination under AT Section 101 and its AT 101 ALTA Best Practices Certification. The GIT Group passed both examinations without a single exception. This places the GIT Group of Companies in the top one per cent of title agencies nationwide.

Greater Illinois Title Company Completes SOC 2® Report and ALTA Best Practices AT 101 Certification

Greater Illinois Title Company, the largest title agency in Illinois and one of the largest in the country, announced that it recently completed its Service Organization Controls SOC 2® examination under AT Section 101 and its AT 101 ALTA Best Practices Certification. The examination and certification were conducted by A-LIGN, a licensed CPA firm, accredited ISO 27001 certification body and ALTA Elite Provider.

Completion of the SOC 2® Type I examination and ALTA Best Practices Certification indicates that Greater Illinois Title Company, and its Subsidiary companies (Greater Indiana Title, GIT Florida Title, Greater Wisconsin Title, GIT Michigan Title, Greater Missouri Title) have implemented processes, procedures and controls that have been formally evaluated and tested by an independent accounting and auditing firm according to AICPA Standards. The examination included the company’s controls related to the Trust Services Principles and Criteria of Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy.

A SOC 2® examination is widely recognized, because it represents that a service organization has been through an evaluation of their control activities and not only includes the service organization’s system description, but also includes detailed testing of the design of the company’s controls.

“A SOC 2® Report and AT 101 ALTA Best Practices Certification are an exhaustive examination and certification of our company’s compliance and controls.” stated Gregory M. Kosin, President and Chief Compliance Officer for the GIT Group of Companies. “It will provide comfort to our lender clients and consumers knowing that proper security policies and procedures have been implemented and tested, and that GIT and its subsidiaries are SOC 2® compliant. We passed both examinations without a single exception. The GIT Group of Companies is effectively in an elite and select group of title agencies in the country.”

The Greater Illinois Title Company Group of Companies, which includes

Greater Illinois Title Company, Greater Indiana Title Company, GIT Florida Title Services, Greater Wisconsin Title Company, GIT Michigan Title Services, Greater Missouri Title Company and Greater Illinois Tax Deferred Exchange Corporation, operates twenty-three offices in six states and services national business through its National Title Services Group.

 

GIT Florida Title Services, a subsidiary of Greater Illinois Title Company (GIT), Illinois’ largest title insurance agency, announced that Reid McCullough, Esq. has joined the company as Florida Regional Title Counsel. Mr. McCullough will be based in the GIT Florida Sarasota office located at 1990 Main Street where he will be responsible for business operations and underwriting matters.  He will manage Florida residential and commercial transactions and assist in the coordination of national commercial underwriting.

Reid McCullough received his BS in Building Construction from the University of Florida and a JD and MS in Building Construction from the University Of Florida College Of Law

Reid McCullough, Esq.

Reid McCullough received his BS in Building Construction from the University of Florida and a JD and MS in Building Construction from the University Of Florida College Of Law. He managed foreclosure and business litigation with The Ticktin Law Group in Deerfield Beach, FL and Jimerson & Cobb, P.A. in Jacksonville, FL. Mr. McCullough was a commercial examiner with First American Title Insurance Company in Sunrise, FL where he prepared commercial and residential title commitments and coordinated large transactions.

GIT Florida Title Services provides title insurance policies underwritten by Chicago Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.“Reid is a great addition to our company”, said Gregory Kosin, president of GIT Florida Title. “He brings an array of real estate transactional experience as well as commercial underwriting expertise. We are excited to have Reid on board and be a part of our Florida team.”

GIT Florida Title Services is part of the GIT Group of Companies, which includes Greater Illinois Title Company, the largest title agency in Illinois and one of the largest title agencies in the country. It has been named as a Top Ten Title Agent in the country and awarded the Title Agency in Excellence in Action Award by the Fidelity National Title Group for four consecutive years. The company has twenty three offices in six states and services national business through its National Title Services Group. The company provides title insurance, construction and commercial escrow services, sale and refinances closing services and real estate information for clients across the country.

GIT’s own Regional Account Manager, Sara Hulsebus’ hard work has been recognized by Chicago Agent Magazine.This list recognizes a “select” group of professionals in our industry who’ve distinguished themselves by going above and beyond to service others. Please read more here.

Sara serves as Secretary of the Chicago Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors.

Sara serves as Secretary of the Chicago Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors.

 

 

 

 

 

GFT lARGE LOGOGreater Illinois Title Company (GIT), a Chicago-based real estate information services provider and Illinois’ largest title insurance agency, has announced that it has opened a title insurance and closing operation in Florida. GIT Florida Title Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Illinois Title Company will operate an office in Sarasota to research, insure and close residential and commercial sale and refinance transactions in all 67 counties in Florida. In addition, the company will facilitate new construction and development business throughout the state.

GIT Florida Title Services will offer title insurance policies underwritten by Chicago Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. “We are expanding our reach into new states to follow existing customers and to gain access to new markets”, stated GIT’s president, Gregory M. Kosin. “The Florida market has come back strong and runs countercyclical to our markets in the Midwest. As a result, it provides new sources of revenue during traditionally slower times.”

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Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2015, Greater Illinois Title Company is the largest title agency in Illinois and one of the largest title agencies in the country. In 2014 it was named in the Top Ten in the country and awarded the Title Agency in Excellence in Action Award by the Fidelity National Title Group.

The company operates through a network of seventeen offices in the Chicago area and through its subsidiary, Greater Indiana Title Company, it currently has four offices in Indiana. The companies provides title insurance, tax deferred exchanges, construction and commercial escrow services, sale and refinance closing services and real estate information services for customers across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Illinois Title Company (GIT), a Chicago-based title insurance and real estate information services provider, has announced that it has opened a closing office in Naperville. The new location is GIT’s seventeenth office in Illinois. The company also operates four locations in Indiana under its wholly owned subsidiary Greater Indiana Title Company.

GIT Naperville office

The new closing office is located at 50 South Main Street in downtown Naperville. Located on the second floor of the Main Street Promenade Business Center, the location is in one of the principal areas of economic and real estate activity in suburban Chicago. Free parking is conveniently located in the attached parking garage with easy access to GIT’s office. Closing appointments at the new GIT Naperville location can be arranged by calling 630.462.7800.

Greater Illinois Title Company is the largest title agent in Illinois and one of the largest title agents in the country. The company provides title insurance, construction and commercial escrow services, sale and refinance closing services, 1031 tax deferred exchanges, land surveys and real estate information throughout the Chicago metro area. It currently operates through a network of seventeen offices located in Arlington Heights, Gurnee, Northbrook, Crystal Lake, Wheaton, Geneva, Naperville, Downers Grove, Westchester, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Homewood, Shorewood, Yorkville, in Chicago on North Milwaukee Avenue, in Lincoln Park and in the Loop at 120 North La Salle Street.

GIT named top workplace by Chicago Tribune.

GIT named top workplace by Chicago Tribune.

Greater Illinois Title Company, a Chicago based title insurance and real estate information services firm, has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the Chicago metropolitan area by the Chicago Tribune. The company is on the list of The Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces as a Workplace Achiever in 2014.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs in 40 major markets across the United States. The evaluation takes into account employee benefits, support of the local community and employee job satisfaction.

Greater Illinois Title Company’s success is tied to its people. Customers are the motivation and focus of the company and that attention to the customer has allowed GIT to connect with a wide variety of different clients to provide customized yet personal service. GIT has developed a company culture that provides flexibility, growth opportunities and a collaborative environment.  GIT staff cited the company’s great management, acceptance of new ideas and felt confident about their future at GIT. As evidence of being a Top Workplace, there are twenty-five employees that have been with the company for more than 25 years.

“We are very excited about the recognition of GIT being a Top Workplace in the Chicago metropolitan area,” stated Greg Kosin, President. “At GIT, employees work together to build a great company where they want to go to work. We have a culture of smart, dedicated and passionate people.”

Since 1985, Greater Illinois Title Company has been providing the Chicago with an innovative range of title insurance, escrow closing and real estate information services. The company has sixteen locations in Illinois and its subsidiary, Greater Indiana Title Company has four locations in Northwest Indiana.

 

For more information contact: Greg Kosin at: greg.kosin@gitc.com

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Greater Illinois Title Company will hold its next Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Wednesday, November 5th at Maggiano’s in Oak Brook. This presentation will educate attorneys by offering an overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s eClosing Pilot Program. This program will target research on eClosing solutions involving managing documents, data transfer, electronic signatures, and consumer awareness.

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This CLE series will provide a quality speaking lineup, including Ralph Schumann, Alec Cheung, and Nancy Pratt.

GIT has also invited a Chris Christensen, PeirsonPatterson LLP, to provide insights from the legal perspective as it relates to the CFPB eClosing Pilot Program.

 

To register for more information click here.

kristin busch and cindy colvin

Greater Illinois Title Company (GIT), a Chicago-based real estate information

services provider and Illinois’ largest title insurance agency, has announced that

it has opened a full service title insurance and closing operation in Indiana.

 

Greater Indiana Title Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Illinois

Title Company has opened its main office in Merriville and closing locations in

Munster, Valparaiso and St. John. Greater Indiana Title will service customers in

Northwest Indiana and throughout the state.

 

Cindy Colvin has joined Greater Indiana Title Company as a Senior Commercial

Escrow Officer. Ms. Colvin, formerly a commercial loan officer and commercial

lender, most recently worked as a Commercial Closing Officer and Account

Manager for a local title company. She has been in the industry for over twenty years.

 

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L to R: Kristin Busch, Greater Indiana Title Company; Cindy Colvin, Greater Indiana Title Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristin Busch also joined Greater Indiana Title Company and has been named

Executive Account Manager for GIT. Ms. Busch, who has fifteen years of

industry experience, received her MBA from Indiana University. She will be

responsible for business development and sales throughout the state. She will

also focus her efforts on national business to be serviced by GIT’s National Title

Services Group™.

 

Greater Indiana Title Company will offer title insurance policies underwritten by

Chicago Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.

 

Founded in 1985, Greater Illinois Title Company is the largest title agency in

Illinois and one of the largest title agencies in the country. In 2013 it was named

in the Top Ten in the country and awarded the Title Agency Excellence Award

by the Fidelity National Title Group. The company operates through a network of

sixteen offices in the Chicago area and provides title insurance, land surveys, tax

deferred exchanges, construction and commercial escrow services, sale and

refinance closing services and real estate information for customers across the country.

 

“We are expanding our reach into new states to follow existing customers and to

gain access to new customers and new markets”, stated GIT’s president,

Gregory M. Kosin.  “Cindy and Kristin will be valuable and innovative resources

to clients and will focus their efforts on growing GIT’s business across all market

segments.”

 

For Further Information Please Contact:

Gregory M. Kosin

Greater Illinois Title Company

120 North La Salle Street Suite 900

Chicago, Illinois 60602

Phone: 312.264.4714

greg.kosin@gitc.com

 

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Greater Illinois Title Company will continue it’s CLE series “Real Estate  for Changing Times.” This presentation will provide attorneys with current information by offering an overview of important topics such as recent Commercial and Construction Real Estate law update, the CFPB E-closing Pilot Program, and matters relating to the Federal Regulation of Real Estate. 

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Located in the heart of Downtown, this CLE series provides a quality speaking lineup, including Samuel H. Levine, Christopher W. Christensen, and Timothy V. Kemp.

To register for more information click here.