Title Services Provider Names National Underwriting Counsel

October 4, 2011

GRS Group, a provider of real estate transaction and title services, announced that Janice E. Carpi, a nationally recognized commercial real estate attorney and title insurance expert has joined its title services team.

Carpi, an experienced title insurance underwriting counsel with over 30 years in the industry, is known for her extensive body of work in both domestic and international real estate transactions. She has written in numerous publications and has been a frequent speaker at state, national, and international conferences including the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and the American Bar Association. Additionally, Carpi served as a chair of the Title Insurance Committee for the American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. She is a member of the State Bars of Texas, Virginia, Nevada, and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, where she has served as a member of the Board of Governors.

“The addition of Janice Carpi is a tremendous step forward for GRS Group,” said Charles Victor, GRS Group’s chief executive officer. “As we further expand our rapidly growing brand, we have been fortunate to attract leaders in both title and transaction services. Our recruiting success has enabled us to assemble a ‘dream team’ of top experts. The addition of Janice Carpi adds one more star player to that team.”

For the past 25 years, Carpi has been a senior member of the underwriting staff for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company.

“At GRS Title Group Services, we specialize in transactions of all sizes, both single-site and multi-site as well as multi-state portfolios,” said Dennis Vendetti, managing director of the Title Services Group. “Janice’s vast experience in every aspect of the commercial closing and title insurance process adds extensive depth to our knowledge and service capabilities. Our clients know that GRS Group can handle the most complex real estate transactions and they can expect the most current and appropriate title insurance products, policies and endorsements available to the commercial market.”

Carpi spent 10 years at LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. and served as its senior vice president of commercial services, senior underwriter and transaction counsel. In this position, she assumed underwriting responsibility for LandAmerica's international commercial services business and served as senior underwriting contact for its domestic Commercial Services business. She also specializes in underwriting bankruptcy and FDIC issues.

“I am very excited to join such a dynamic organization,” Carpi said. “The personal dedication to excellence in service of all of the employees of GRS attracted me immediately to this company. I look forward to working with Chuck and Dennis to make GRS one of the premier real estate transaction servicers.”

Carpi received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and her Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.