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Title Insurance Firm Proper Title, LLC, Celebrates Expansion of Chicago Loop Office, Opening of St. Charles Location

May 24, 2019

Proper Title, LLC, a full-service title insurance firm serving the commercial and residential real estate industry, announced the expansion of its Chicago Loop office and the opening of a new location in St. Charles, Ill.

Located at 180 N. LaSalle St., the Loop office now has 9,700 square feet and 12 closing rooms to accommodate Proper Title’s fast-growing business. The office has a clean, modern design with ebony conference tables in each closing room and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown Chicago. Large photos of professional sporting events from Chicago photographer Charles Cherney line the walls throughout the space, reinforcing one of Proper Title’s goals of peak performance.

“We’re dedicated to providing attentive service and a comfortable environment for our clients,” said David Garside, executive vice president of title and escrow operations at Proper Title. “The Loop office is one of our busiest, and its central location places us near many of our real estate attorney clients. The expansion was needed to meet the increased demand we’ve experienced over the past few years.”

Despite a slower local housing market compared to this time last year, Proper Title’s closings increased 15% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2018.

“We’re growing our business by capturing a larger share of the market,” Garside said. “More people are choosing to close with us because of the unmatched level of service and security we offer.”

A surge in requests for a closing location in Chicago’s far west suburbs also led to the opening of new, temporary 1,200-square-foot office with two closing rooms at 440 S. 3rd St. in St. Charles. While Proper Title plans to move to a larger space in the future, the firm wanted to accommodate clients and the increased demand in that area as soon as possible.

“In an effort to be responsive to our clients, we decided to open an office before a permanent solution was found,” said Garside. “This will allow us to meet the needs of our customers while we search for a larger space.”

Launched in 2013, Proper Title was recently recognized as one of Chicago’s “Best Places to Work,” an annual ranking of 100 companies compiled by Crain’s Chicago Business and was the recipient of the “Excellence in Action” award from Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. for the fifth year in a row.

“This spring has been an exciting time for Proper Title with expansion of office space, a new location, the addition of incredible talent, and award recognition,” said Garside. “We’re also grateful for our valued customer relationships that have led to our enormous growth in transaction volume.”

In addition to the offices in the Loop and far west suburban St. Charles, Proper Title also offers closing locations in Chicago’s Bucktown and Irving Park neighborhoods, as well as Palatine, Northbrook, and Libertyville. The title company also expanded its presence last year in west suburban Oak Brook with a move into a larger office as well as its offering of remote closings to attorney clients.

About Proper Title, LLC:

Palatine, Ill.-based Proper Title, LLC, is a full-service title insurance agency serving the residential and commercial real estate industries. Since its founding in 2013, Proper Title has substantially grown its transaction volume in just a few years with its commitment to servicing the needs of its clients and is currently the second-largest title insurance agency in Illinois. The firm has earned the “Rising Star / Excellence in Action” award by Fidelity Investments for the past five years in a row. With eight closing locations in Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane counties, Proper Title is able to deliver an exceptional title experience throughout the Chicago area and the Midwest. For more information, visit propertitle.com.

Proper Title recently celebrated the expansion of its Chicago Loop office and the opening of its new St. Charles, Ill. location. The lobby in the new Loop office features large photos of professional sporting events from Chicago photographer Charles Cherney.
©Charles Cherney Photography

From left, Proper Title professionals Beth LaSalle, Carol King, Sabrina Bier, Kimberly Keegan, Kim O’Donnell and Kim Wetzel, gathered at the company’s recent celebration of the expanded Chicago Loop office, a space with 9,700 square feet and 12 closing rooms to accommodate its fast-growing business.
©Charles Cherney Photography