HomeServices of America Purchases Title Resources Group

Title Resources Group (“TRG” and the “JV”), one of the nation’s leading title insurance underwriters, today announced that HomeServices of America (“HomeServices”) is acquiring a minority stake in TRG. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. HomeServices, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is the nation’s largest residential real estate company, based on closed transactions.

HomeServices is joining TRG’s other major shareholders, Centerbridge Partners, L.P. and Realogy Holdings Corp., in participating in the JV. The expanded roster of joint venture partners will be instrumental in accelerating TRG’s mission and growth as the title underwriter built for the real estate industry.

“HomeServices of America is a long-time, valued customer of TRG, and we’re thrilled to welcome them as a significant shareholder to our joint venture. We look forward to working with their team to expand our collaboration in the months and years ahead, further accelerating our growth,”  Scott McCallPresident and CEO of Title Resources Group.

“Our strengthened partnership with Title Resources Group further enhances the ability of HomeServices’ sales associates to provide clients with a one-stop shopping approach to delivering the American dream of homeownership,”  Gino Blefari, CEO, HomeServices. “We’re excited to be a part of this joint venture with Scott McCall and his team, as well as our other partners at Centerbridge and Realogy.”

“We are pleased to partner with HomeServices of America on this compelling JV,”  Kevin Mahony, managing director at Centerbridge. “The investment in TRG by its long-time customer validates the bright prospects for the business, and we are excited about the strategic benefits of expanding the relationship. HomeServices’ perspective and track record of success will be invaluable as we shape and execute TRG’s growth and value creation plan together.”

“The continued investment in TRG’s future is a powerful endorsement of Realogy’s strategy to unleash the underwriter’s growth potential and reinforces our confidence in the exciting opportunity of this business,”  Ryan SchneiderRealogy’s CEO and President.

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