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Investors Title – an Industry Leader

INVESTORS TITLE ...a nationally recognized and publicly traded company with exceptional financial strength, resources, and expertise that is fully committed to superior personalized service for commercial clients

Investors Title is proud of its five-decade track record of excellent financial performance and consistent profitability. Headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina since its founding in the early 70s, Investors Title has maintained the #1 market share position among title insurance companies in the state since 1984.

Investors Title – a Nationwide Service Provider Investors Title’s issuing offices and commercial client network now extend well beyond North Carolina. Through a dedicated Commercial Services Division, our underwriters facilitate multi-layered commercial transactions both in North Carolina and throughout the United States, regardless of the property location. Known for being conservatively managed and operated, Investors Title Company, parent of Investors Title, is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol ITIC. Currently, the Investors Title family of companies is the fifth-largest nationally, based on policyholder surplus (Demotech Performance of Title Insurance Companies, 2021 Edition).


“Our commercial services division continues to grow its revenue and

market share by deepening existing relationships and adding new clients. We consistently receive excellent customer feedback on our products and services and the support provided by our commercial services team members. We thank our clients for their loyalty and trust.” − Morris Fine, President & COO Investors Title Insurance Company

COMMERCIAL SERVICES Our Team Makes the Difference Capable, committed, and genuinely invested in their relationship with you, Investors Title commercial professionals provide comprehensive services for local and national commercial clients. You work directly with knowledgeable, solution-driven title counsel and underwriters who are experienced in all facets of commercial transactions: ■ Commercial specialists serve as your single point of contact through all aspects of the transaction – management and coordination of title searches, underwriting, escrow, disbursements, closing, and post-closing ■

xperienced underwriters facilitate complex E transactions with a focus on meeting the unique needs of each project and each client through: ■ underwriting expertise ■

ational transactional expertise including multin state and multi-site coordination

t racking of title searches through close management of approved providers, ensuring quality work and timely delivery

customized escrow services

“We have relied on

Investors Title for many of our projects, and we trust their expertise in resolving tricky issues to help us reach closing in a timely manner.” – Clay Grubb, CEO Grubb Properties


ESCROW & DISBURSEMENT SERVICES Operational efficiencies ensure that all parties involved receive fast, accurate, and secure settlement and escrow services. Our team has over 110 years of combined, wide-ranging experience with commercial acquisition financing and development transactions, including: ■

Defeasance closings

T ransactions comprising multiple parcels in different states and involving various buyers and/ or sellers

1031 exchanges

The commercial escrow team manages the complex details of commercial transactions, allowing you to better utilize your internal support personnel. ■

Earnest money deposits

Closing statement and disbursement services

Post-closing escrow involving our disbursement services

EXCHANGE SERVICES Wholly-dedicated to the 1031 exchange business since 1988, Investors Title exchange and accommodation professionals facilitate hundreds of forward and reverse tax-deferred transactions every year. Through our qualified intermediary and exchange accommodation titleholder services, property owners may defer capital gains recognition on the sale of property in a §1031 exchange. “Investors Title Exchange Corporation’s 1031 services are excellent and exceptional. I have had approximately twenty 1031 exchanges over the past several years with ITEC and appreciate the fast, efficient, and competent way each of these transactions was handled. The paper work is well done, the calendaring and reminders are timely, and the instruction letters to my clients are clear and to the point.”

“Rarely in our business is there truly only one choice in a partner/ relationship. But when it comes to 1031 exchanges, Investors Title is the ONLY option for us. Whether we have questions about the process or intermediary services, the ITEC team is reliable, dependable, and extremely knowledgeable in what they do. We must be going on a 20- year relationship with them by now, and I am certain it will continue.”

– Henry (“Hank”) P. Van Hoy, II Martin & Van Hoy, LLP | Mocksville, NC

–D aniel S. Kadis, President Centrex Properties, Inc. | Raleigh, NC


RISK MANAGEMENT With the increase in cybercrimes and security threats, using our commercial escrow services assists in reducing your risk. Investors Title’s internal protocols provide current and proactive security measures to ensure the safety of all funds held.

CLAIMS RESOLUTION Effective claims resolution is paramount to our policyholders. Our claims attorneys are local, accessible, and seasoned, and they use practical solutions to resolve claims quickly and fairly. Attorneys and our policyholders benefit from: ■ Early and consistent communication – direct access to the legal and administrative team

Multiple approval levels

Daily account reconciliation

scrow funds maintained E in separate interest-bearing accounts

ffective claims administration – professionals E who provide the highest service level available to investigate, evaluate, and resolve losses

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F inancial strength – an industry-leading company that prudently maintains the financial resources to meet claims obligations


INVESTORS TITLE’S COMMITMENT Personalized service in all aspects of the commercial real estate transaction: ■ Solution-driven and results-oriented underwriting and service offerings ■ Flexibility to offer tailored services to meet client needs ■ Targeted commercial continuing education and personalized commercial presentations upon request ■ Escrow & disbursement services ■ 1031 exchanges Protection through title insurance and transactional expertise: ■ Proactive risk management ■ Reliable claims resolution ■ Financial strength






Commercial Title Insurance Customers

RELY ON INVESTORS TITLE for an Unmatched Combination of Service & Protection

…personalized service delivered by a NASDAQ-traded title insurance company with superior financial stability and national commercial expertise

PROTECTION Superior Financial Strength

Better Protection by Spreading the Risk On any single policy, Investors Title Insurance Company (ITIC), coupled with its sister company, National Investors Title Insurance Company (NITIC), maintains a combined self-imposed risk retention limit of only $7.5 million, less than 20% of the statutorily-allowed limit.

We are proud to be rated by the most recognized rating firms in the title insurance industry. Our superior ratings reflect the strength of our financial resources and the depth of our general and commercial title insurance expertise.

Our conservative reinsurance philosophy reflects our commitment to policyholder protection by • limiting the exposure on any single transaction •p roviding a combination of primary coverage from ITIC, secondary coverage from NITIC, and tertiary coverage from our reinsurance partner, a national, well-capitalized title insurance company Customers get the protection of multiple companies for the cost of one premium.

•A .M. Best Company: Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) for excellent ability to meet ongoing insurance obligations.1 •D emotech, Inc.: Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) of A″ (A Double Prime), Unsurpassed.2

Investors Title Company – an Industry Leader

•D emotech, Inc.: Commercial Real Estate Recommendation: Highly Recommended.2

Known for its conservative management philosophy, Investors Title Company, parent of ITIC, is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (symbol ITIC). We have a five-decade track record of strong growth and consistent profitability, and our consolidated balance sheet carries no debt or material intangible assets. Currently Investors Title Company is the fifth largest family of title insurance companies based on policyholder surplus.2

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A.M. Best Company (ambest.com – 10/2021) Demotech Performance of Title Insurance Companies, 2021 Edition (demotech.com). Based on data as of December 31, 2020.

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RELY ON INVESTORS TITLE SERVICE Commercial customers have direct access to knowledgeable, solution-driven title attorneys and underwriters who are experienced in commercial transactions.

A strong balance sheet is very important when selecting a title insurance company. These charts illustrate how we compare.

With a focus on meeting the unique needs of each client, our commercial services include:

Surplus & Claims Reserves vs. Claims Losses2

Before and During Closing

•p ersonalized attention through a central point of contact

50

•n ational transactional expertise including multi-state and multi-site coordination

40 30

• c omprehensive coverage offerings

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• t racking of title searches through close management of approved providers, which ensures quality work and timely delivery

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• c ustomized escrow services

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Surplus vs. Premiums2

• c ompetitive services and rates with a focus on managing closing costs

80% 60%

When There is a Claim

40%

Commercial customers work directly with experienced and responsive claims professionals.

20% 0%

•W hen resolving claims, customers have access to local representatives as well as senior management •O ur claims professionals use practical solutions to resolve claims quickly and fairly • I nvestors Title prudently maintains the financial resources to meet our claims obligations

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A.M. Best Company (ambest.com – 10/2021) Demotech Performance of Title Insurance Companies, 2021 Edition (demotech.com). Based on data as of December 31, 2020.

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“Unrivaled financial

strength affords our business partners and policyholders the highest possible level of confidence in the value of our insurance product. Our long-term focus on superior financial strength distinguishes us among our peers and provides assurance that ample resources will be available to meet our claims obligations, regardless of the ebbs and flows of the business cycle.

– J. Allen Fine, Founder, CEO Investors Title Company

UNRIVALED FINANCIAL STRENGTH A leader in financial stability, Investors Title has maintained a record of excellent financial strength and performance for five decades. Visit invtitle.com for more information about our exceptional financial ratings. ■ A.M. Best Company: Financial

Strength Rating of A (Excellent) for excellent ability to meet ongoing insurance obligations (ambest.com)

■ Demotech, Inc.: Financial

Stability Rating® (FSR) of A” (A Double Prime), Unsurpassed (demotech.com)

■ Demotech, Inc.: Commercial Real Estate Recommendation:

Highly Recommended (demotech.com)

To accommodate certain transactions, Investors Title is able to serve as a title insurance agent for select national title insurance underwriters and has an automatic reinsurance treaty in place.

800.326.4842 | invtitle.com

COMMERCIAL OFFICES CHAPEL HILL 121 N. Columbia Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 919.945.2565 800.326.4842

CHARLOTTE 5925 Carnegie Blvd Suite 550 Charlotte, NC 28209 704.940.3543 800.669.4842

GRAHAM 201 North Main Street Graham, NC 27253 336.513.0333 877.856.0333

KILL DEVIL HILLS 700 Blue Jay Street Suite 2 Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 252.489.4066 800.280.4842 GENP7020220131