First International Title, the largest independent title agent in Florida, is expanding its operations into New York State. This latest move, along with the 2015 purchase of First Western Title in Texas, now provides the company with operations in three of the top four states in premiums written.
Charles Wimer has been hired as Senior Vice President. He will assist with establishing operations in New York, while expanding the company’s commercial division as well as the national footprint. A longtime veteran of the title insurance industry, he has a varied background having worked in both legal and business positions within the title insurance industry.
Wimer first worked in the legal end of the industry for almost 20 years in claims, underwriting, regulatory and ultimately as General Counsel for an underwriter. Subsequently, he moved to the business side and was Executive Vice President and Northeast Regional Manager for Fidelity National Title Group, joining that company as they first entered the Northeast market.
“I look forward to enhancing First International Title’s growth both in New York and nationally,” said Wimer.
“We’re excited that Charlie has joined the First International Title team,” said Jim Moran, First International Title’s Chief Executive Officer. “Having worked with Charlie for many years, I look forward to him bringing his unique skill set to our company. His reputation is unparalleled and his proven track record of success is a welcome addition to our executive team.”
About First International Title
Founded in 2009, during one of the slowest real estate markets in the past half century, the company has grown from a handful of offices to more than 30 offices throughout Florida, from Key West to Pensacola, as well as six branch locations in Texas operating under First Western Title. With gross revenue of more than $27 million, 2015 was a record setting year. With more than 270 full-time employees on staff, the company provides cutting edge Title and Closing Services with local expertise and a personal touch, while supporting the local communities it serves.