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Kathy Kwak


Proper Title LLC

Guided record-setting 2021, residential closings up 41% and commercial closings up 121% YoY

Helped spearhead company's expansion throughout suburban Chicago

Kathy Kwak is the chief operating officer of Chicago-based Proper Title, Illinoi’s largest title insurance agency serving the residential and commercial real estate industries. An 18-year veteran real estate attorney, Kwak joined Proper Title in 2017, rising from director of title to vice president to EVP to COO.

Kwak guided the agency to a record-setting 2021 where its residential closings were up 41% over 2020 and its commercial closings were up 121% year over year.

Adding to its established presence throughout Chicago and the north, northwest and western suburbs, Kwak also spearheaded Proper Title’s expansion with the addition of three new offices in 2021. Also, as more sophisticated forms of wire fraud emerge, Kwak implemented new procedures to ensure money transferred by wire is carefully guided to the right destination. Kwak also formed a DEI committee that includes employees from all departments to help explain, promote and encourage the DEI mission.

These are some of the reasons why we are honoring Kathy Kwak with Connect CRE’s 2022 Chicago & Midwest Lawyers in Real Estate Award. The award celebrates real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice and the larger community.


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Proper Title's Kathy Kwak

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