Kyle Joins North American Title Insurance Company As Northwest Regional Underwriting Counsel

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Ian Kyle has eight years’ experience in real estate law, including experience in litigation and as an underwriting counsel at the commercial branch of a national title insurance company

North American Title Insurance Co. adds Ian Kyle as underwriting counsel for NW region

Kyle joins NATIC as NW regional underwriting counsel

Ian will be a keystone in our Northwest regional growth, as he can assist on both residential and commercial transactions. In addition, he is inquisitive, dedicated and thorough – important qualities when it comes to resolving agents’ transactional questions.

North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) has announced its new Northwest regional underwriting counsel, Ian Kyle. He will provide legal and underwriting support to NATIC agents doing business in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

“Ian will be a keystone in our Northwest regional growth, as he can assist on both residential and commercial transactions,” said Valerie Jahn-Grandin, NATIC executive vice president and chief underwriting counsel. “His experience as a commercial underwriting counsel as well as operating his own successful practice gives him insight into how to achieve a seamless relationship between our agents and their underwriter. From the largest agent to the smallest, he understands agents’ distinct business needs and has a keen sense of how to grow their markets.

“In addition, Ian is inquisitive, dedicated and thorough – important qualities when it comes to resolving agents’ transactional questions,” added Jahn-Grandin. “He will be the NATIC representative on the as-yet-to-be-organized Washington rating bureau, and I know his contributions will be beneficial to the entire Washington title industry.”

Most recently, Kyle had a thriving solo practice focused on real estate and civil litigation. He had previously been a transactional real estate counsel and worked for nearly three years as an underwriting counsel at a commercial branch of a national title insurance company. In that capacity, he worked on high-value commercial real estate transactions, primarily in Oregon. Kyle received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his Juris Doctor degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.

“My real estate litigation and title underwriting experience uniquely qualify me to help NATIC agents now and into the future,” said Kyle. “I have a passion for real estate law that drives me to seek creative solutions to all types of underwriting challenges. In addition, I will thoroughly enjoy helping our agents close their transactions in a timely and straightforward manner.”

Kyle will work out of the field office in Portland, Oregon, in support of NATIC’s Northwest agents and may be reached directly at (503) 208-1374.

About North American Title Insurance Co.
North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents achieve the goal of true business success for over 50 years. The company operates in 39 states and the District of Columbia. NATIC earned the reputation as the “underwriter next door” because its decision makers and associates are easy to reach and their processes are quick and straightforward, including a one-hour underwriting response guarantee that is unparalleled in the industry. The NATIC agency application process is fast and transparent for qualified agents.

NATIC is in Peer Group 1, which groups companies with total assets of greater than $100 million as determined by Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc., and is ranked 6th by The Performance of the Title Insurance Underwriters© in terms of cash or cash equivalents. NATIC generated more than $230 million in agency premiums in 2016 and maintains a policyholder surplus of approximately $74 million as of Dec. 31, 2016.

NATIC earned a rating of: A' (A Prime) Unsurpassed from Demotech, Inc., A- from Kroll and B++ (Good) from A.M Best. NATIC is headquartered in Miami, Florida. To learn more, visit http://www.natic.com

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