Chicago-based title insurance agency Proper Title LLC has opened a new office in Schererville. While financial terms of the expansion were not disclosed, the agency says the new location marks its first office outside of Illinois.
Proper Title says it hired Brent Fielder as executive vice president to spearhead the expansion into northwest Indiana. He joined the agency after 13 years at South Bend-based Meridian Title Corp.
“The opening of this office is a great way to continue the momentum we have coming off a record-setting 2021 where our residential closings were up 41% over 2020 and our commercial closings were up 121%,” said Kathy Kwak, chief operating officer of Proper Title. “Our parent company, @properties, expanded into Indiana in 2021, and the opening of our new Schererville office keeps us in step with them and helps us more conveniently service the homebuyers, sellers and industry professionals in this region.”
The agency says the office provides three closing rooms for residential and commercial closings.
Proper Title has offices in Chicago’s Loop, Bucktown and Irving Park neighborhoods as well as north and northwest suburbs including Northbrook, Libertyville, Palatine, Park Ridge and Crystal Lake, among others. Proper Title says the acquisition marks its sixth new office in the last two years.