Janice E. Carpi Joins GRS Group as National Underwriting Counsel for Title Services
Renowned attorney brings over 30 years of expertise at the highest levels to the growing real estate services brand
Los Angeles, CA – September 29, 2011 – GRS Group, a leading provider of real estate transaction and title services, announced today that nationally recognized commercial real estate attorney and title insurance expert, Janice E. Carpi, has joined its title services team.
Ms. Carpi, an experienced title insurance underwriting counsel, with over 30 years in the industry, is well 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, Ms. 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; and the addition of Janice Carpi adds one more star player to that team.”
“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.”
For the past 25 years, Ms. 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.
Ms. Carpi spent ten years at LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. and served as its Senior Vice President of Commercial Services, Senior Underwriter and Transaction Counsel. In this position, Ms. Carpi 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,” said Ms. Carpi. “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.”
Ms. Carpi received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
About GRS Group
GRS Group is a leading provider of commercial real estate services. For over 20 years, GRS Group’s professionals have completed thousands of successful assignments in 32 countries. The company’s vast experience creates local market knowledge enhanced with global perspective.
As a global affiliation of independent commercial real estate services firms, GRS Group professionals are able to provide expert local real estate advice wherever their clients may need them. Operating as two wholly owned business units, GRS Transaction Services and GRS Title Services, and with the company’s proprietary deployment process, Global Services ConnectionTM, GRS Group takes the complexity out of any commercial transaction.