Chicago Tribune Names GIT a Top Workplace Achiever

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: [email protected]

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



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

[email protected]


Leading Title Agency In Excellence Award

Greater Illinois Title Company was recently recognized by the Fidelity National Title Group (FNTG) with the awarding of the 2013 Leading Title  Agency in Excellence Award. GIT was named the Top Agent in Illinois and recognized as being in the Top Ten for FNTG in the country. This award recognizes the company’s excellence in service, claims avoidance, remittance levels and the establishment of successful risk management standards. This is the second year in a row that GIT was honored with this award.


As the largest title agency in Illinois and one of the largest in the country, GIT has firmly established itself as a market leader and has positioned itself for continued growth. The company has built its success on its  reputation for integrity, professionalism and exceptional customer service. Over the past two years, GIT has embraced new technology to strengthen its core business, to ensure that compliance standards are met and to expand sources of revenue.

Leading Title Agency In Excellence Award

The company continues to move forward in a planned and strategic manner. Growth opportunities in other states will occur this month in Indiana and Wisconsin, with others new markets to follow in the coming months. The company provides services for transactions anywhere in the US as it provides for a more efficient way for customers to meet the needs of clients. This ‘single point of contact’ solution can be customized for each individual client within any transaction.


GIT is only as good as its people. And GIT has great people who inspire each other to be hardworking, successful, and achieve exceptional work.  The Award is for all to share in as everyone has made outstanding contributions to the company and have provided an exceptional standard of work that is being recognized by this Leading Title Agency in Excellence Award.

Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate

Erin Tracey-Jenner, Director of Training for GIT, will appear on the Chicago Association of Realtors ‘Successful Women in Real Estate’ Commercial Forum panel to be held on April 30th at Gibson’s Bar and Steakhouse in Chicago.   The event is being hosted by the Women’s Council of Realtors Chicago Chapter in conjunction with the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative. Erin has been involved in the title industry for nearly thirty years. She joined GIT in May, 1989 and worked in many roles including as a title examiner, department manager, branch manager, senior closing officer, and commercial escrow officer.

Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate

Greater Illinois Title Company is an Annual GOLD Sponsor of WCR and is a sponsor of the event. The panel will discuss opportunities in the market, how to be invaluable to your clients and how to stay ahead of the game in this critical market segment. For more info click here.

CIP Industrial Summit

Greater Illinois Title Company is a lead sponsor for the 11th Annual CIP Industrial Summit to be held on April 24th at the Crown Plaza O’Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont.  The Chicago area has 1.4 billion square feet of industrial space and experts in the field will provide insights on the state of the market, financing and investing in industrial properties and the resurgence of spec and build-to-suit development. Tim Beaudin, CEO of IndCor Properties and Chris Gray VP at NAI Hiffman will open the conference with a one-on-one conversation providing their take on the current market. For more info click here

CIP Industrial Summit

Asian Real Estate Association of America

Greater Illinois Title Company will be sponsoring the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Leadership Enhancement Program Breakfast on March 6 at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. This program is designed to assist the next generation of leaders in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. The Asian Real Estate Association of America is a professional organization dedicated to promoting sustainable home ownership in Asian American Communities and increasing business opportunities for real estate professionals.Asian Real Estate Association of America

Metro Chicago Apartment Summit

The 2014 Metro-Chicago Apartment Summit is being held on Thursday,  March 6th from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the historical landmark building, Germania Place. A panel of experts will discuss the current state of the market and financing options.  A managing assets panel will identify standards and amenities expected by today’s tenants. The Metro-Chicago Apartment Summit will be held at Germania Place, 108 West Germania Place in Chicago which is located one half block south of North Avenue off of North Clark Street.

Metro Chicago Apartment Summit

CAR Commercial Forum

Over one hundred commercial real estate professionals participated in round table discussions ranging from financing options, regulatory matters and zoning issues at the CAR Commercial Forum. A networking reception followed the meeting. Greeting the CAR Commercial Forum guests were GIT’ s Bob Dickinson, Sara Hulsebus and Alyssa Schmiege.

CAR Commercial Forum

SouthWest Suburban Home Builders Association

GIT Congratulates Steve Peca!

The SouthWest Suburban Home Builders Association (SSHBA) has elected Stephen G. Peca of Greater Illinois Title Co. to be an Honorary Life Time Director. Steve has been a member of the SSHBA since 1973. He is currently an Executive Officer on the Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association Board of Directors as Secretary and has been for at least the past 25 years. Steve has also chaired several committees throughout his years as an SSHBA member.

SouthWest Suburban Home Builders Association

The Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association is a professional organization representing and promoting the interest and advancement of the home building industry. The association promotes high standards, professionalism and service within the building industry and also supports the American dream of home ownership by being the unified voice for building industry issues, promoting political involvement and awareness. The SSHBA also provides educational programs, services, activities and networking to all of its members.

The success of the Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association is largely due to the dedication and hard work of its board of directors. The growth of the association is due to involved and caring members.

The SSHBA began in 1946. It currently represents around 200 industry members in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago.


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Rae Torbik

Rae Torbik, Regional Account Manager with Greater Illinois Title Company was appointed to a three-year term to serve on the Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County (IL). AHCLC is a non-profit agency that increases and preserves affordable housing opportunities throughout Lake County. Its programs help residents buy, improve and save their homes from foreclosure. The Board designs programs, policies, and strategies to promote affordable housing across the county. Last year, over 450 households were prepared for successful homeownership and over 400 households were prevented from going into foreclosure.

Rae Torbik

 Congratulations Rae Torbik !!!