OUR COMMERCIAL SERVICES
As an independent title company, Green Brick Title strives to accommodate the unique circumstances and requirements for every commercial transaction. We leverage our attorney team’s multi-decade background in the commercial world, oil and gas industry, as well as experience gained in closing high volumes of commercial property for our parent company, Green Brick Partners. Our close partnerships with the strongest underwriters in the business, namely Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, First National Title Insurance Company, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, and Agents National Title Insurance Company, allow us to accommodate the unique insurance requirements and valuations present in every commercial transaction.
Since opening, Green Brick Title has closed hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial and development properties. Using broad experience gained over the years, our escrow officers and attorneys help to guide the transaction, always keeping in mind the unique requirements for every deal. Whether the deal is large, or small, the commercial team at Green Brick Title is ready to help with refinancing, acquisitions, dispositions, note-sales, construction loans, lot takedowns, and financing conversions. We have experience with virtually every type of commercial property and Green Brick Title stands ready to help you with your undeveloped land, office, multi-family, multi-site, retail, hospitality, or industrial needs.
COMMERCIAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
Grant Wood - President
A proud 6th generation Dallasite and 11th generation Texan, Grant Wood has been an attorney in Texas since 2006. His law practice addresses all aspects of residential real estate, commercial real estate, oil and gas, and business law. Grant has served as an escrow officer, closer and counsel. He is accomplished at working various transactions types including raw land, oil and gas, ranches, mixed commercial and residential.
Grant graduated as the Texas AP State Scholar with honors from Highland Park High School in 1997, received the Federation of German American Clubs Fellowship to study at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology from 1999-2000, graduated cum laude from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2001 and from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law as the chief of the civil clinic in 2005. He is currently a proud board member and past president of the Preston Center Rotary Club, a member of the Rosemont Dad’s Club and Sudie Williams Dad’s Club, former board member of the Alliance for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, and supports the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers as a sustaining fellow.
Grant has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and most recently, Grant was included in the Texas Land Title Association’s 2019 Leadership Class and is currently seated on the Texas Land Title Association’s TLTAPAC Board.
Grant and his high school sweetheart, broker/agent Kay, are proud Oak Cliff residents, where they raise their 3 daughters and a double doodle puppy named Cole. Grant is passionate about international motorcycle travel, pizza-making, and perfecting the ultimate margarita.
Jeff Hollis - Georgia Title Manager & Attorney
After thirty-five years of Georgia real estate law experience, Jeff is now applying his knowledge to grow Green Brick Title’s Georgia practice. Jeff has extensive knowledge of residential and commercial property law, including titles, closings, curative work and litigation; commercial organization and transactions, corporate formation and development, contract negotiation, review and drafting and litigation.
Jeff entered the Georgia Institute of Technology at the age of sixteen and graduated at twenty, then attended law school at the University of Georgia. Living in Athens in the heyday of its indie explosion fueled his love of music, from rock to soul, and cemented his loyalty to UGA football. Jeff created his own firm specializing in real-estate law, operating independently in a commercial practice for over twenty-five years.
Jeff has extensive experience in virtually all areas of real estate law, from drafting contracts to resolving land disputes and quieting title. His client base has included lenders, developers, builders, owners and a railroad. He has represented clients directly and has been called as an expert witness in real estate related litigation in state and federal courts, ranging from dispossessory actions to appellate practice, on topics ranging from boundary disputes and adverse possession to tax deeds, constructive trusts and the termination of a joint tenant’s right of survivorship.
Jeff combined his knowledge and interest in music by investing in and co-owning various night spots, including the Righteous Room in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood. Jeff recently married University of Texas grad Kathryn Young, in a beautiful ceremony at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Atlanta. They and their dog Sophie live in Dunwoody, Georgia.
Benjamin Drake - Dallas Associate Counsel & Closer
Benjamin Drake has been a practicing attorney in North Texas since 2007. A native Texan and graduate of Rice University and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, his Texas roots run deep.
Benjamin began his career as an abstractor and title examiner before serving as legal counsel and project manager overseeing projects ranging from oil and gas drilling programs to commercial real estate acquisition and divestment to the development of wind energy production facilities. As a result, he is well versed in both the operational and legal aspects of a diverse range of real estate transactions.
Lana Strickland - Commercial Escrow Officer
Lana Strickland, our Commercial Escrow Officer, joined Green Brick Title in 2019. She is responsible for guiding our client’s commercial transactions from inception to disbursements and through the issuance of final policy. Lana is dedicated to exceeding client’s expectations and committed to keeping them well informed every step of the way.
Before starting her escrow career, Lana worked as a legal assistant for a real estate attorney where she gained valuable experience in real estate transactions. She is a proud graduate of Texas Woman’s University and went on to graduate law school from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in May of 2020.
Lana makes her home here in North Texas with her husband, Tyler and their two dogs, Lucy and Emmy. Lana enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and taking Lucy and Emmy to the lake. She also loves to bake, much to her husband’s delight!
2805 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75093