“My business relationship with Riverbend goes back 28 years.  Since then, I’ve directed all of my work to them.  Their responsiveness is excellent.  Whenever I call with a question, I get an answer promptly regardless of whom I’m working with on any given deal.  They deliver title work quickly and accurately.  And I truly enjoy working with everyone at Riverbend.”

Hal Silverman, President of Hal Homes, Inc. and Silverman and Company

Products and Services

Riverbend's many years of experience provides the knowledge, expertise and resources required to service and manage all types of commercial transactions, regardless of size or complexity. Riverbend has been servicing the commercial real estate needs of the tri-state region and beyond since 1987. Following is a brief description of the products and services we provide:

Title Insurance

Riverbend writes and issues title insurance as an agent to highly-rated underwriters including:

  • Chicago Title Insurance Company
  • Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

To read an article on the 2006 ALTA Title Insurance Forms, please click here (Adobe Acrobat format).

Coordinate Closings

Riverbend's specialized staff of closing agents is highly skilled at smoothing the sometimes bumpy road of a typical commercial transaction. We efficiently prepare closing documentation, review surveys and disburse closing funds.

Judicial Title Reports

In a foreclosure setting, Riverbend provides Preliminary Judicial Reports or Commercial Judicial Commitments to the foreclosing lender. 

Multi-State Transactions/REIT's

We are proficient at coordinating transactions involving sites in multiple counties and states. In 1993, Riverbend successfully coordinated the title insurance for the creation of a $900 million Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Since that date, Riverbend has continued to manage large and complex transactions.

Escrow Services

Our organization facilitates transactions by serving as Escrow Agent. Upon receipt of a written Escrow Agreement, Riverbend manages earnest money escrow accounts, post-closing escrow accounts, and/or pertinent documentation.

Document Recordings

Timely recording of deeds, mortgages, leases, etc. are essential to maintaining the integrity of our clients' interests in real estate. This function can be outsourced to Riverbend. We calculate the recording fees and transfer tax, file documents where required, and return both a date-stamped copy followed by the original in a timely manner.

Policy Retrieval

Our Title Policy Retrieval Department assists in obtaining duplicate original replacement title policies, title policy endorsements, or for a modest fee, prior title examination information from our Title Data Base.

Construction Loan Draws

Our Construction Loan Department coordinates title updates, issues construction draw title endorsements and disburses funds to facilitate the processing of commercial construction loans.

Survey Ordering/Coordinating

Our staff of Closing Agents will assist you in locating a surveyor or engineer for the appropriate land survey to fit the needs of your real estate transaction.