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11Apr
Chicago Title was the main title insurer in a landmark real estate deal in Quebec worth $5.7 B
Commercial

Chicago Title was the main title insurer in a landmark real estate deal in Quebec worth $5.7 B

Congratulations to Canderel, Group Mach, and their partners on acquiring Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust. We are proud to be the major title insurer for this historic deal valued at $5.7B, considered one of the most important real estate transactions in Quebec’s history.

Chicago Title Insurance Company congratulates Canderel, Group Mach, and their partners for acquiring this commercial real estate property.

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Chicago Title insured six out of the top ten CRE transactions
07Feb
Chicago Title insured seven out of the top ten CRE transactions
Commercial

Chicago Title insured seven out of the top ten CRE transactions

In 2021, there were 1,799* commercial real estate transactions resulting in $9.92 billion transaction volume in Montreal. Out of these, a few multi-residential, retail and office transactions emerged as the top ten commercial real estate transactions. Chicago Title insured seven out of these ten transactions.

We are the exclusive underwriter of commercial title insurance for thousands of notaries and lawyers across the country. The following are just a few reasons why they trust us with their commercial deals:

  • Local knowledge and expertise allows us to effectively underwrite regional specific commercial title matters;
  • Experience which allows us to understand and underwrite the most complex commercial title matters in a creative and solutions-oriented manner with a proven ability to work with our clients to build transaction specific policies using our extensive endorsement library;
  • Service focused team underwrites and processes orders in a timely and responsive manner, allowing our clients to meet their customers’ expectations; and
  • Competitive pricing.

Commercial title insurance protects the owners and lenders from losses arising from fraud and title defects. Due to the pandemic, commercial property owners and lenders have faced a lot of uncertainty and challenges. During these tough times, one thing that has remained unchanged for them is the protection provided by title insurance.

Learn more about commercial title insurance and contact our business development team to understand how it can add value to your clients’ real estate transactions.

 

*Source: https://renx.ca/montreals-top-10-cre-transactions-of-2021/

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Transaction Protection Endorsement saved a lawyer
19Jan
Transaction Protection Endorsement saved a lawyer from financial damage
Commercial

A lawyer was saved from financial and reputational damage due to Chicago Title’s Transaction Protection Endorsement (TPE).

An insured property owner who was not a citizen or permanent resident purchased a property in St. Catherines/Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, Ontario. Due to his status as a foreign investor, his transaction was subject to an additional tax called a Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST), which is supposed to be paid at closing when the transfer gets registered. A Non‑Resident Speculation Tax (NRST), also called foreign buyers tax, “is a 15% tax on the purchase or acquisition of an interest in residential property located in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, Ontario, by individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada or by foreign corporations (foreign entities) and taxable trustees.”

However, the insured’s lawyer made a mistake and did not realize the property was within the area where NRST would apply. The insured got hit with a surprise bill a few months later, including several thousand additional interest and fees. The insured paid the principal soon as they learned of this error but submitted a claim to Chicago Title for the interest and costs.  

Chicago Title accepted the claim under the Transaction Protection Endorsement (TPE) that protects the insured against actual loss sustained by the insured due to inadvertent transaction errors made by the lawyer or notary. While the insured remained responsible for the principle of the tax, Chicago title covered the interest and fees. 

Transaction Protection Endorsement exists to protect the insured against the unpredictable. As a Notary or Lawyer, you are protected from financial and reputational damage when issues that may take you to court arise while acting on behalf of the purchaser and vendor in a real estate transaction. 

Click on the link to learn more about Transaction Protection Endorsement: https://bit.ly/3qppHxp 

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Proud to title insure six out of top 10 CRE transactions
06Apr
Chicago Title insured six out of the top ten CRE transactions
Commercial

Chicago Title insured six out of the top ten CRE transactions

In 2020, there were 1,439* commercial real estate transactions valued at $6.12 billion in Montreal. Out of these, a few retail and office transactions emerged as the top ten commercial real estate transactions. Chicago Title insured six out of these ten transactions.

We are the exclusive underwriter of commercial title insurance for thousands of notaries and lawyers across the country. The following are just a few reasons why they trust us with their commercial deals:

  • Local knowledge and expertise allows us to effectively underwrite regional specific commercial title matters;
  • Experience which allows us to understand and underwrite the most complex commercial title matters in a creative and solutions-oriented manner with a proven ability to work with our clients to build transaction specific policies using our extensive endorsement library;
  • Service focused team underwrites and processes orders in a timely and responsive manner, allowing our clients to meet their customers’ expectations; and
  • Competitive pricing.

Commercial title insurance protects the owners and lenders from losses arising from fraud and title defects. Due to the pandemic, commercial property owners and lenders have faced a lot of uncertainty and challenges. During these tough times, one thing that has remained unchanged for them is the protection provided by title insurance.

Learn more about commercial title insurance and contact our business development team to understand how it can add value to your clients’ real estate transactions.

 

*Source: https://renx.ca/montreals-top-10-cre-transactions-of-2020/

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