FCT Appoints Robert Antenore as Vice President, Commercial Solutions

OAKVILLE, January 10, 2023 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, today announced that Robert Antenore has been appointed as vice president of its Commercial Solutions Division, where he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of FCT’s commercial business.

“With a strong commitment to leadership, team development and giving back to the community, Robert is a natural fit for the FCT team,” said Daniela DeTommaso, president of FCT. “We look forward to the extensive industry expertise he will bring to FCT, as we continue to focus on growth, innovation and providing high-quality services in 2023 and beyond.”

Antenore is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, focused primarily on secured lending transactions. He is an author, speaker and is recognized as a leading Canadian practitioner on commercial defeasance transactions, helping pioneer and advance this area of law over the past 15 years.

“I am incredibly excited to join the team at FCT,” said Antenore. “I look forward to everything the commercial business can accomplish in 2023, and to working alongside some of the best in the business to continue to drive the real estate industry forward.”

Antenore holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Osgoode Hall Law School and has held various leadership positions at leading law firms and lending institutions. He is also a fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and an advisory board member and contributing author to Practical Law Canada.

About FCT

Based in Oakville, Ontario, FCT has over 1,000 employees across the country. FCT provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for nine consecutive years (2015-2023) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. In 2022, FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and one of the Best Workplaces for Women™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine, each for the seventh consecutive year respectively.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

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Contact:

Jacquie Alford
Senior Communications Manager, Marketing
905.483.4568
jaalford@fct.ca

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FCT integration with Canadian Residential Appraisal Library ReportPro™ from ACI helps reduce appraisal turn times

This integration marks the latest step forward in FCT’s mission to fuel growth and innovation across the real estate industry

OAKVILLE, August 23, 2022 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, announced today an integration with Canadian Residential Appraisal Library (CRAL) ReportPro™ from ACI, a leading innovator in collateral valuation technologies.

This integration allows appraisers to directly populate appraisal forms with residential property information, capturing key data points in one click and reducing turnaround times by more than half in many instances. 

“Our integration with ACI aligns with our commitment to provide our customers with intuitive, data-driven products and deliver the highest quality of service,” said Daniela DeTommaso, president of FCT. “By combining FCT’s industry leading technology with ACI’s robust data and innovative workflow solutions, we are one step closer to creating a seamless experience across the real estate lifecycle.”

“We are excited to partner with FCT in advancing the Canadian appraisal market through collaborative innovation,” said Jeremy Staudenmaier, managing senior director at ACI. “This initiative is a major step forward in modernizing the appraisal process, while maintaining the high standard of quality their customers have come to expect.”

About FCT

Based in Oakville, Ontario, FCT has over 1,000 employees across the country. FCT provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for eight consecutive years (2015-2022) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. The company was also recognized for the third consecutive year (2020-2022) on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. Earlier this year, FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine for the seventh consecutive year.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

About ACI

ACI specializes in creating innovative workflow solutions for real estate appraisers, appraisal management companies and financial institutions. Backed by analysis-driven tools and industry expertise, ACI’s cloud-based and enterprise software applications empower stakeholders with a streamlined approach to managing forms, rules and data, while operating with audit-ready transparency and compliance. Through visionary leadership and dedication to client service, ACI has served as a reliable and driving force in the valuation industry for nearly 40 years. Headquartered in Palm Coast, Florida, ACI is a member of the First American (NYSE: FAF) family of companies.

For more information, visit www.aciweb.com.

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Contact:

Jacquie Alford
Communications Manager
905.483.4568
jaalford@fct.ca

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OAKVILLE, July 5, 2022 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, today announced that Vandana Paliwal has been appointed vice president of human resources and organizational effectiveness.

Paliwal will lead FCT’s employment and culture strategies and will be responsible for all employee communications, supporting the company’s overall growth and success.

“Over the past five years, Vandana’s dedication to strategic and authentic leadership has been instrumental in the advancement of our business, people and culture,” said Michael LeBlanc, CEO of FCT. “Leading with intention is critical to facilitating a workplace where employees feel empowered to be their best selves. Vandana’s leadership will be integral to our collective success in the years to come.”

Paliwal possesses expertise in all areas of human resources, including corporate policies, cross-border resourcing, and risk mitigation. She will also play a critical role in fostering the inclusive and supportive culture that has made FCT a Great Place to Work.

About FCT

Based in Oakville, Ontario, FCT has over 1,000 employees across the country. FCT provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for eight consecutive years (2015-2022) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. The company was also recognized for the third consecutive year (2020-2022) on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. Earlier this year, FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine for the seventh consecutive year.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

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Contact:

Jacquie Alford
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OAKVILLE, April 28, 2022 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, today announced it has been named one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada by the Great Place to Work® Institute for the eighth consecutive year.

Organizations listed as Best Workplaces™ in Canada are chosen based on employee surveys and Great Place to Work Institute’s comprehensive analysis of each company’s policies and programs.

“Our employees are the heart of our organization and fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, appreciated and motivated remains a top priority for us as a business,” said Michael LeBlanc, CEO, FCT. “We are proud to once again be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces and remain dedicated to empowering employees to collaborate with each other, drive innovation,  and reach their maximum potential.”

Earlier this year, FCT was named one of the Best Workplaces™ for Women for the third consecutive year (2020-2022).

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 1,000 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions, and other real estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

Earlier this year, FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine for the seventh consecutive year. In 2021, First American was named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women™ for the sixth year in a row, and the company was also named one of the 2021 PEOPLE Magazine Companies that Care®.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists, including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Visit us at www.greatplacetowork.ca or find us on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

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Contact:

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OAKVILLE, OCTOBER 7, 2021 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, today announced that it is the exclusive provider for Teranet’s SureFund™ digital fund management system, a recently launched online platform that supports secure and contactless real estate funds transfer for legal professionals across Ontario.

The onset of the pandemic heightened the need for digitization within the real estate transaction, further accelerating FCT’s dedication to fostering innovation for legal professionals across Canada. By providing their services and expertise to Teranet’s SureFund™, FCT continues to support customers and partners during every step of the real estate journey.

“We’re invested in driving innovation and technology to improve the transaction experience for legal professionals and all other industry stakeholders,” said Michael LeBlanc, CEO of FCT. “Our strategic collaboration with Teranet to facilitate the SureFund™ platform will pave the way for a more efficient, integrated and transparent approach to the movement and tracking of funds across the province.”

For more information about the launch of Teranet’s new SureFund™ platform, visit the website at www.surefund.ca.

For more information about FCT’s EasyFund™ platform, visit the website at https://fct.ca/legal-professionals/easyfund/.

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 1,000 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for seven consecutive years (2015-2021) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. The company was also recognized for the second consecutive year (2020-2021) on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. In 2020, the company was also named on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness and Best Workplaces™ in Ontario. FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year in 2021.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

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Contact:

Jacquie Alford
Senior Communications Lead
905.483.4568
jaalford@fct.ca

 

 

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OAKVILLE, ON, June 30, 2021 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, today announced Daniela DeTommaso has been appointed President of FCT.  In her new role as President, DeTommaso will oversee all product, operations, sales and marketing initiatives at FCT.

“Daniela’s industry expertise, extensive leadership skills and strong customer relationships are unmatched. I look forward to the strategic growth, innovation and high-quality services we will continue to deliver to our customers and partners together,” said Michael LeBlanc, CEO of FCT and now head of the international division of FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation.

Daniela DeTommaso has been a core member of FCT’s leadership team for 25 years and has been instrumental in spearheading FCT’s residential lending solutions operations. A graduate of First American’s Women in Leadership program, her leadership and direction have been critical to the success of FCT’s digital real estate and data strategy, as well as to the success of many new product initiatives.

“As we look ahead to a future of ongoing transformation in the real estate industry, I could not be prouder to be leading this incredible team of professionals,” said DeTommaso. “Our teams are invested in providing our customers with intuitive, data-driven products that enable FCT to deliver the highest quality of service across the real estate lifecycle. I am excited to take on this broader leadership role at FCT and I look forward to driving our business and the industry forward.”

In addition to LeBlanc’s role as CEO of FCT, he will now serve as President of First American Financial’s International Division. LeBlanc will oversee all of the company’s non-U.S. business operations, including those in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and South Korea. LeBlanc also serves on the Board of Directors of FCT Insurance Company and sits as Chief Agent in Canada for First American Title Insurance Company.

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 900 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for seven consecutive years (2015-2021) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. The company was also recognized for the second year (2020-2021) on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. In 2020, the company was also named on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness and Best Workplaces™ in Ontario (2020-2021). FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year in 2021.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

Contact:

Jacquie Alford
FCT
Senior Communications Lead
905.483.4568
jaalford@fct.ca

 

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OAKVILLE, ON, June 10, 2021 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Michael LeBlanc has joined over 400 corporate leaders in Canada in signing The BlackNorth Initiative (BNI) pledge.

The BNI, led by the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, is on a mission to create opportunities within organizations across the country for Black Canadians. Over 400 Canadian companies across a variety of sectors have committed to work with the BNI to increase diversity and inclusion within their workplaces, industries and in the broader business community in order to foster meaningful change for society as a whole.

“At FCT, we are dedicated to continually advancing our culture of inclusivity, which supports and encourages the success of all of our employees,” said LeBlanc. “Our employees are the heart of our organization, and we proudly sign The BlackNorth Initiative Pledge, reaffirming our commitment to the advancement of educational initiatives, policies and practices that support equity in both the workplace and in FCT’s broader community.”

With diversity, inclusion and belonging already central to FCT’s core values, the company supports a variety of diversity and inclusivity initiatives and was recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute as one of the Best Workplaces ™ for Inclusion in 2020 and 2021.

More information about the BlackNorth Initiative is available at www.blacknorth.ca, and the full pledge can be found here: https://blacknorth.ca/the-pledge/.

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 900 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for seven consecutive years (2015-2021) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. The company was also recognized for the second year (2020-2021) on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. In 2020 the company was also named on the list of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness and Best Workplaces™ in Ontario. FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year in 2021.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

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2021 marks the seventh consecutive year FCT has been named as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces

OAKVILLE, ON, APRIL 22 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, today announced it has been named one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada by the Great Place to Work® Institute for the seventh consecutive year.

Organizations listed on the Best Workplaces™ in Canada list are chosen based on employee surveys and Great Place to Work Institute’s comprehensive analysis of each company’s policies and programs.

“At FCT, we strive to provide a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment, which we believe is critical to the success of our organization. We pride ourselves on providing a workplace culture where every employee is encouraged to be their best selves,” said Michael LeBlanc, CEO of FCT. “Our unique employee benefits, wellness initiatives and development opportunities, and our engagement and recognition programs are just some of the ways we demonstrate that we’re invested in our employees. To say we’re proud to be honoured with this title for the seventh year in a row is an understatement.”

The recognition comes at an important time for FCT, as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary in the Canadian real estate industry this month.

“Reflecting on the last 30 years, what has remained consistent at FCT is our commitment to our colleagues, customers, and the communities in which we operate,” added LeBlanc. “Being named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for the seventh year in a row is a testament to our people and the dedication, teamwork and integrity they exhibit every day. We remain invested in continual improvement and forward thinking as we strive to foster diversity and well-being within our company and the industry as a whole.”

Earlier in April, FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year. In 2020, Fortune® magazine recognized First American as one of the Best Workplaces for Women and Great Place to Work also named the company one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & InsuranceTM, each for the fifth consecutive year. Fortune® magazine and Great Place to Work® have also named First American a Best Workplace for Diversity.

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 900 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for six consecutive years (2015-2020) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. In 2020, the company was also recognized on the 2020 list of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion, list of Best Workplaces™ for Women, list of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness and list Best Workplaces™ in Ontario. FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year in 2021.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

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About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists, including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Visit us at www.greatplacetowork.ca or find us on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

 

 

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OAKVILLE, ON, January 6, 2021 – FCT, the leading national service provider in real estate technology and title insurance, today announced it has invested in OneClose Inc., a technology company that provides a breakthrough financial conveyancing solution, solving the problem of interim occupancy interest for new build condominiums. This investment aligns with FCT’s mission to drive innovation across the real estate transaction.

OneClose’s interim occupancy payment solution removes the need to pay interest on the unpaid balance of the purchase price by allowing new build condominium buyers to obtain mortgage financing between the occupancy date provided by the builder and the date the condominium registers. The solution saves consumers time and money, while providing them with peace of mind, which is especially important in today’s uncertain climate.

“At FCT, we’re invested in driving innovation for all stakeholders involved in real estate transactions,” said Michael LeBlanc, CEO, FCT. “We are proud to invest in OneClose and the solution they have built, as we share a commitment to streamlining the transaction closing process for all real estate professionals. We look forward to providing lawyers and their clients with the protection they need from the moment of ownership.”

This partnership furthers FCT’s longstanding reputation for industry leadership, which is rooted in pioneering title insurance in Canada in 1991. As the exclusive title insurance provider for this Ontario-based solution, FCT provides new build condominium buyers with a much-needed safety net of title insurance through their lawyer at the time of mortgage financing. At the same time, FCT’s title insurance policies reduce risk for OneClose’s network of trusted lenders at the time of purchase.

“Since the beginning, we have remained committed to driving value for our customers by working with the most trusted innovators in the real estate industry. FCT is the perfect addition to our team of experts,” said Kevin Murphy, CEO, OneClose Inc. “Through innovative thinking and leading-edge technology, we’ve established a solution that removes the historic pain points of interim occupancy when purchasing a new build condominium. We are proud to be supported by FCT and its longstanding reputation as an industry-leading provider of innovative real estate solutions.”

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 900 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for six consecutive years (2015-2020) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. In 2020, the company was also recognized on the 2020 list of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion, list of Best Workplaces™ for Women, list of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness and list Best Workplaces™ in Ontario. FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the fifth consecutive year in 2020.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

About OneClose Inc.

Founded in 2016, and based in Oakville, Ontario, OneClose Inc. is a purpose-based and value-driven organization comprised of industry leaders from the real estate financing and technology sectors. Through its innovative and elegant financial technology solution, OneClose Inc. enables purchasers to obtain, and lenders to securely advance, mortgages at time of interim occupancy, thereby providing consumers with peace of mind and saving them time and money. Through innovation and technology, OneClose is committed to solving problems, removing historic pain points and creating value for stakeholders within the real estate sector.

For more information on OneClose Inc., please visit the company website at www.oneclose.ca.

 

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Contact:

Phillip Notley
FCT
905.464.1474
pnotley@fct.ca

Kevin Murphy
OneClose Inc.
416.996.7389
communications@oneclose.ca

 

 

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