Kensington Vanguard Acquires Property Title Group

February 4, 2016

Kensington Vanguard National Land Services continued the expansion of its national platform with the acquisition of a controlling interest in New Jersey-based Property Title Group LLC.

Property Title Group will continue to be co-managed by industry veterans Donald Cohen and Marilyn Henshaw, who retain ownership interests in the company, Kensington announced in a release.

"In Property Title Group, Don and Marilyn have built a top flight firm with an impeccable reputation in both the commercial and residential segments of the market,” said Brian Cooper, co-CEO of Kensington Vanguard. “Their underwriting team, led by Marilyn and John Cannito, is of the highest quality in the industry.  While Don and Marilyn will continue to manage the operation, we look forward to the KV platform adding value to the firm and its clients.  We're very excited to announce this partnership as we continue to expand both organically and through acquisitions in key markets."

Earlier this year, Progressive Title, co-founded in 1981 by Marilyn Henshaw, merged into Property Title Group.  The combined organization provides title insurance services for residential and commercial transactions. Henshaw served as president of the New Jersey Land Title Association Agency Division and is currently on the Board of Govenors.

After a private equity investment led by Red Oak Partners in 2012, Kensington Vanguard positioned itself to be a consolidator in the title insurance market. In 2013, former deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Raj Date, joined the company's board of directors.

 Kensington Vanguard Company operates three divisions: its High Liability Division, National Lender Services Division and 1031 Exchange Services Division.

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