Partnership Opens New Title Agency Opens in New York

October 29, 2009

Douglas Forsyth, a veteran of the title insurance industry, and TitleVest Agency have joined forces to form Excalibur Title Agency LLC. Excalibur is a new title insurance agency offering clients the business savvy of an industry veteran known for providing title insurance on some of the largest commercial real estate transactions in the nation and the resources of a well-established national title insurance agency, recognized for its service and proprietary technology.

The new, Manhattan-based agency is a policy-issuing agent of Fidelity National Title, First American Title of New York, Old Republic Title and Stewart Title, with service capabilities throughout the United States. TitleVest is also a policy-issuing agent of Chicago Title and Commonwealth Land Title.

Prior to launching Excalibur, Forsyth spent 12 years at Commonwealth Land Title where he was one of its top-producing sales executives, ranking in the prestigious Achiever's Circle for five consecutive years. Forysth's loyal client base includes a "Who's-Who" of real estate investors, developers, attorneys and bankers.

"I am thrilled to partner with TitleVest," said Forysth, Excalibur's chief-executive-officer. "TitleVest shares my commitment for excellence and is renowned for its integrity and outstanding client service. It has a proven track record and the infrastructure to provide the level of service my clients demand. I couldn't be happier with my choice of a partner."

By partnering with TitleVest, Excalibur's clients will benefit from the combined resources of 50 experienced title insurance professionals, including the in-house counsel of six veteran real estate attorneys as well as gain access to TitleVest's proprietary technology, such as interactive online reports, Legal Form Generator, ACRISasap, the resources of a 1031 company and a full-service property and casualty insurance brokerage company.

"We are delighted to have partnered with Doug Forsyth on this exciting venture," said Bill Baron, the chief-executive-officer of TitleVest and the president of Excalibur. "Doug is an icon in the title insurance industry and we are excited to leverage TitleVest's service and technology and Doug's extensive client base to launch an agency that we are certain will become a dominant force in the title insurance industry."

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