Commercial: Michigan

Testimonial:
“Please accept our heartfelt appreciation for the truly superior manner in which you handled the sale. Time after time, you have handled our business with precision and wisdom,  and have proven yourself to be amongst our strongest allies.”
– Richard M. Lewiston

  • Issuing Agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • Issued in excess of 1.8 Billion of title insurance in 2015

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Testimonial:
“Now that this transaction is behind us, I wanted to thank your entire team for the extraordinary support and attention given to the complex issues that continued to confront us, delaying the closing for over a year.  I shudder to think where we would be today, or if we’d even been able to break escrow, had we not moved the account to your commercial group when we did.  What took the other title company months to tell us we had a problem, took your team a mere couple of days to determine.  Whereas your competition failed to assist with recommending a resolution, your team derived a clear and concise plan that we were able to implement to reconcile the issue.”

– 
B. Paul Avesian, Sr.
AVESIAN ASSOCIATES, INC. 

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Property:
ATA National Title Group
125 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 350
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-965-3330
Fax: 616-965-3331
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Bloomfield Hills

Testimonial:
“Professional – Results oriented – Proficient – Efficient. My experience with Seaver Title Agency can most simply be described in those words. As a fellow real estate attorney, I appreciate most the proficiency and expertise that Seaver’s extensive legal team offers, especially Phil Seaver, with his broad base of knowledge on land title issues. Dave Barris, attorney in the Bloomfield Hills office, does not miss a beat and is most helpful in resolution of most any issue that presents itself. I truly do not think I could find this service elsewhere. Closings are convenient with offices pretty much anywhere that we do business within Macomb and Oakland counties. I try as much as possible to steer our deals to Seaver, and in any large transaction, insist on it.”
– Emily D’Agostini Kunath
General Counsel
D’AGOSTINI COMPANIES

David A Barris – Vice President/Corporate Counsel

Contact:
dbarris@seavertitle.com

Bio:
Dave is Vice President/Corporate Counsel of Seaver, Greco and Attorneys Title Agencies. He has worked in the title insurance industry since 1999 and he currently heads the Michigan commercial department. Dave received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1991 and his law degree from Wayne State University in 1995. He is a past honoree of Lawyers Weekly publication as an In-House Leader in Law and he specializes in working through commercial real estate transactions with affiliated real estate professionals, such as attorneys, lenders, builders, developers and agents.

Testimonial:
“For any commercial developer/builder/manager, establishment of a relationship with a dependable, dedicated and highly-skilled title company is vital to operations. Throughout our relationship with Seaver Title, we have benefitted from the Seaver commercial team’s expertise on innumerable occasions and on many levels. From its timely and accurate title services, whether relative to large projects or small, to its escrow abilities permitting us to consummate even the most complicated transactions, Seaver’s performance has been exceptional. On the title side, Dave Barris is knowledgeable, reliable and intensely committed to servicing our needs. His familiarity with the rate structures for all major carriers in Michigan and his relationships with each of the respective underwriting groups provide our company with significant benefits. His practical approach to title issues avoids undue delays in the insurance process. On the closing/escrow side, Tina Easley is always supremely organized and prepared for whatever we throw at her. With her focus, thorough understanding of escrow processes and unique problem-solving abilities, she always seems to be several steps ahead of the game. These very same attributes that Dave and Tina possess resonate throughout the commercial department. The entire team performs on a timely basis and with great professionalism and resourcefulness.”
– Tony Antone
Senior Vice President
KOJAIAN MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

Phil Seaver – President of Seaver Title Agency

Contact:
pseaver@seavertitle.com

Bio:

Phil Seaver is currently the President of Seaver Title Agency, a division of ATA National Title Group. He has been involved in title insurance since 1971. During that time he has been involved in many industry related groups. he served on the Board of Directors of the North Oakland County Builder’s Association for 17 years and chaired the Consumer Protection and Arbitration committee for 12 of those years. He was on the Board of Directors of the North Oakland County Board of Realtors for 26 years. He sits on the Michigan Association of Realtors Public Policy Committee from 1990 to the present. He has served on the Michigan Land Title Association Steering Committee since 1997. He currently sits on the HBA of Southeast Michigan Board of Directors and has done so since 2008, after serving on the Michigan Association of Home Builders Legislative Committee from 1997 through 2010.

Phil received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from Wayne State University in 1975. He speaks frequently to Realtor groups, lender groups, law firms, and general public programs concerning real estate related topics.

Testimonial:
In all my 35 plus years of real estate business, Seaver Title Agency has conducted every transaction, new acquisition or otherwise for myself and my company. I have always insisted on working with Seaver Title Agency and will continue to do so in the legacy of my company. I have known Phil Seaver as long as I have been in the real estate business and his ability to respond to me in any legal matter quickly and efficiently has always impressed me. Phil and his team, are quick, efficient, professional, extremely competent and most pleasant to work with. His team specifically, David Barris and Tina Easley and other individuals at the Bloomfield Hills office, following in Phil’s example, have gone above and beyond to serve our office and turn around deals promptly in short time period. We appreciate the relationship we have with Phil Seaver and his team of people; and have the utmost respect and confidence in them and their work and would recommend them to anyone in or out of our community of business.
– James Esshaki
ESSHAKI DEVELOPMENT

Tina Easley – Commercial Escrow Manager

Contact:
teasley@seavertitle.com

Bio:
Tina is Commercial Escrow Manager of Seaver, Greco and Attorneys Title Agencies. The combination of her Mathematics degree from Michigan State University, her 18 years of escrow experience, and her thorough comprehension of the closing processes and procedures establish Tina as a go-to person for even the most complicated transactions. That she has both a builder’s license and a real estate license enables her to analyze and comprehend transactions beyond just the title perspective. While most consider closing an intricate commercial closing with numerous moving parts to be an unenviable task, at its extreme akin to herding cats, Tina thrives on them. All in all, Tina’s complete set of transactional skills make her a unique and invaluable member of the Michigan commercial team.

Property:
Seaver Title Agency
42651 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 248-338-7135
Fax: 248-975-4178
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Clinton Township

Testimonial:
“I am proud to say that I have dealt with Greco Title Company since it was founded in 1971. At the time, I was a young developer in the tri-county area and I dealt directly with Mr. Philip Greco, Sr. and Bill Tedesco. Throughout the years as Greco grew, I was able to maintain my very personal relationship with both Mr. Greco and Bill. Regardless of complexity in any dealings, they were always able to resolve any issues to accommodate me, their customer. It is now 45 years later and I can still proudly say that, inasmuch as we possibly can, we still work exclusively with Greco Title. Although Mr. Greco is no longer with us, his legacy of putting the customer first is still front and center in the spirit of how Greco operates. As such, Greco Title has had a tremendously positive impact on me/my business through the years and this is why, regardless of the numerous solicitations we have received in 45 years from other title companies, we have remained steadfast in our policy of transacting business with Greco Title.”
– Lorenzo Cavaliere
CAVALIERE COMPANIES

Aaron Arnold – Commercial Escrow Officer

Contact:
aarnold@grecotitle.com

Bio:
Aaron Arnold is a Commercial Escrow Officer with Greco Title Agency and its affiliated companies. He has been in the title industry for 20 years, helping clients to cross the proverbial finish line with real estate closings. With extensive experience in both residential and commercial transactions, knowledge and comprehension vital to otherwise and oftentimes sticky situations such as new construction, and familiarity with virtually all aspects of a transaction relative to the title side, Aaron’s involvement translates to superior customer service and satisfaction. Whether he’s working with attorneys, lenders, brokers and/or developers, Aaron is the ideal title company counterpart for real estate professionals.

Testimonial:
“Every chance I have, I use the team at Greco Title.  Aaron, Giacomo and Sandy are long-term relationship professionals that, as a matter of practice, are highly responsive, thorough, accommodating and friendly. They go beyond the routine practices that are required to insure the transaction closes.”
– Robert A. Pagano, SIOR
Senior Managing Director
NEWMARK, GRUBB, KNIGHT & FRANK

Giacomo Garrisi – Commercial Escrow Officer

Contact:
ggarrisi@grecotitle.com

Bio:
Giacomo Garrisi is a Commercial Escrow Officer with Greco Title and its affiliated companies. He began his career in the title industry in 2003 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University. Giacomo modestly credits his values and work ethic to his family upbringing and his knowledge of/success within the industry to good fortune derived from working with his highly skilled colleagues and a superior client base. Whatever the formula, the result is clear and universally acknowledged amongst his peers, whether co-worker or client: Giacomo’s supreme motivation to work through even the most complex situations, combined with his adherence to the highest professional standards, makes for a tremendous ally within the context of a real estate transaction.

Testimonial:
“For over fourteen years I have recommended Greco Title Agency to my clients.   Their team provides excellent service and has successfully assisted my clients in some very difficult transactions.  Not only are they experienced and professional but are also friendly and accommodating.   Giacomo does not hesitate to go above and beyond the “call of duty” to close a deal.  I look forward to working with Greco Title Agency for the next fourteen years and beyond.”
– Joe DePonio
Senior Vice President
L. MASON CAPITANI, INC.

Testimonial:
“Working with Giacomo allows me to focus on the transaction while he ensures the title work is done right. He is always responsive and knowledgeable, but most importantly creative when complex title issues arise.  He is always my first go-to guy for title work.”
– Viktor Gjonaj
Associate Broker
LANDMARK COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Property:
Greco Title Agency
36800 Gratiot Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Phone: 586-463-7200
Fax: 586-469-2492
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Grand Rapids

David A Barris – Vice President/Corporate Counsel

Contact:
dbarris@seavertitle.com

Bio:
Dave is Vice President/Corporate Counsel of Seaver, Greco and Attorneys Title Agencies. He has worked in the title insurance industry since 1999 and he currently heads the Michigan commercial department. Dave received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1991 and his law degree from Wayne State University in 1995. He is a past honoree of Lawyers Weekly publication as an In-House Leader in Law and he specializes in working through commercial real estate transactions with affiliated real estate professionals, such as attorneys, lenders, builders, developers and agents.

Testimonial:
“For any commercial developer/builder/manager, establishment of a relationship with a dependable, dedicated and highly-skilled title company is vital to operations. Throughout our relationship with Seaver Title, we have benefitted from the Seaver commercial team’s expertise on innumerable occasions and on many levels. From its timely and accurate title services, whether relative to large projects or small, to its escrow abilities permitting us to consummate even the most complicated transactions, Seaver’s performance has been exceptional. On the title side, Dave Barris is knowledgeable, reliable and intensely committed to servicing our needs. His familiarity with the rate structures for all major carriers in Michigan and his relationships with each of the respective underwriting groups provide our company with significant benefits. His practical approach to title issues avoids undue delays in the insurance process. On the closing/escrow side, Tina Easley is always supremely organized and prepared for whatever we throw at her. With her focus, thorough understanding of escrow processes and unique problem-solving abilities, she always seems to be several steps ahead of the game. These very same attributes that Dave and Tina possess resonate throughout the commercial department. The entire team performs on a timely basis and with great professionalism and resourcefulness.”
– Tony Antone
Senior Vice President
KOJAIAN MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

grand-rapids-skyline

Property:
ATA National Title Group
125 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 350
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-965-3330
Fax: 616-965-3331
(Click For Map)