Kensington Vanguard Acquires GRS Title Services

January 7, 2020

Kensington Vanguard National Land Services (KV) recently completed the acquisition of GRS Title Services LLC.

Headquartered in Richmond, Va., GRS Title maintains additional offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dallas and Kansas City. The transaction will both augment KV's presences in Dallas and the greater Washington, D.C., Metro area as well as expand the company into Arizona and Missouri. GRS Title was a wholly owned subsidiary of international commercial real estate services firm GRS Group.

"There are few pure play national commercial title agencies in the marketplace, so adding this operation to our organization is an exciting step,” said Brian Cooper, co-CEO of Kensington Vanguard said. “GRS Title's leadership team, including Michelle Rogers, Brian Carr and Allen Brown, is comprised of top-quality commercial title insurance veterans with deep experience servicing clientele on both the agency and underwriter levels. Additionally, it is complimentary from a geographic perspective as we continue to bolster existing markets and selectively enter new ones."   

Chuck Victor, CEO of GRS Group, added, "We're pleased to have completed the sale of our title operations to KV.  We view the company as the leader in the commercial title agency space and the platform on which the professionals at GRS Title can continue to thrive."  

After a strategic investment of $30 billion from private equity firm Stone Point Capital in 2016, Kensington Vanguard has continued to be a consolidator driven by industry leadership and financial strength. 

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