As President for TitleVest and its related entity 1031Vest, Brian is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of all initiatives, leading the development of projects spanning technology, administrating national licensing and operations efficiencies, and overseeing management of 150+ employees. Additionally, after building and selling TitleVest to First American Title, a Fortune 500 company, in March of 2015 Brian took over the management of several other First American operations in his expanded role as New York State Manager for the Direct Division of First American.
With almost two decades of experience in residential and commercial transactional real estate and title insurance, Brian is well-versed in every position within a title insurance company. He has leveraged this knowledge to help develop the cutting edge technology and business practices behind the critically acclaimed TitleVest proprietary systems.
During Brian’s 17+ year tenure at TitleVest, the company has received numerous awards, including being named one of the Top 5000 Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine, and “Best Title Agency” in New York Law Journal’s 2013, 2014 and 2015 Reader Rankings. Brian has helped to structure and oversee the closing of real estate transactions for leading lenders, investment banks, developers, REITs, and other real estate investors totaling over $40 billion throughout the United States and abroad. Brian’s expert knowledge of the industry has been sought after by reporters for several major publications, and he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Real Estate Weekly, New York Real Estate Journal, and multiple New York Times articles.
Brian graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Science Technology & Society, and currently serves on the Board of several organizations. Additionally, he is a licensed title producer in numerous states. He resides in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife and two children.