Near North Title Group plans ribbon-cutting ceremony

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – As Fort Wayne’s real estate market sizzles, a regional title company is putting down roots in the city for the first time. Near North Title Group will celebrate the grand opening of its first Fort Wayne office, located at 10020 Auburn Park Dr., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.

“Our entire team is thrilled to represent Near North Title Group here in Fort Wayne,” said Matt Byrd, business development officer for Near North’s Fort Wayne office. “We pride ourselves on being efficient and responsive, and we look forward to delivering an exceptional experience to every customer.”

Byrd is a Fort Wayne native and a Purdue University alum. He and office manager Kathy Agnew, a Texas native, will lead the Fort Wayne office. Both bring more than 20 years’ experience to their roles.

Headquartered in the Chicagoland area, Near North Title Group serves customers in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Florida. The Fort Wayne office is the 17th in the company’s expanding network.

Fort Wayne’s real estate market has been a busy one in recent years. After being ranked the second-hottest market in the United States last October by, Fort Wayne ascended to the top spot in July 2019.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is open to the public. An open house and celebration will follow, with a hog roast and sweets and beverages served.

About Near North Title Group

Near North Title Group is a full-service title, escrow, construction, and 1031 exchange company that has been offering clients a comprehensive portfolio of national commercial and residential title services for over 30 years through various brands. As one of the largest title agents in the Midwest, Near North provides customized solutions for a broad scope of title and escrow needs, leveraging years of industry expertise and underwriter relationships that allow for the utmost flexibility in facilitating even the most complex real estate transactions. For more information, visit

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs, and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention, and community engagement.