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.