Livonia, Mich. – July 07, 2010 – Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans Inc., today announced a growing business in his family of companies, In-House Realty LLC, will move from its suburban Livonia office to Detroit. In-House Realty will occupy space in the Compuware Building beginning this August, along with Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender, and Fathead Inc., the leading brand in sports and entertainment graphic wall products, both of whom previously announced their move to downtown Detroit.
Founded in 2006, In-House Realty was created from a desire to provide home buyers and home sellers with a more enhanced real estate experience. A nationwide organization, In-House Realty connects consumers across the country with top-notch real estate agents they can trust – those that are respected in their communities and have passed the rigorous quality control and overall high standards required for an agent to be included in In-House Realty’s exclusive nationwide network. In-House Realty’s relocation consultants operate as a point-of-contact for the client, the agents, and the mortgage provider to make the entire home transaction smooth and easy.
Bruce Schwartz, In-House Realty President, said the company’s team members are looking forward to moving downtown and are excited about the opportunity to assist other Detroit companies with their employee relocation initiatives.
“In-House Realty is working with Quicken Loans team members who, in addition to working in the City, are interested in living there as well,” said Schwartz. In-House Realty in June hosted a five-hour bus tour during which team members viewed a variety of condos and apartments located downtown and in the surrounding areas, including Midtown, Brush Park and East Riverfront.
“We’re focused on growing our businesses and, at the same time, growing Detroit’s business footprint,” Gilbert said. “In-House Realty is the very type of nimble, leveragable business that is going to help redefine the city and lead the charge to Detroit 2.0 – a city built on the brain economy. We are just getting rolling. There will be many more technology and other new-economy companies that will come to Detroit, in addition to those that will be created in Detroit, in the not so distant future.”
About In-House Realty LLC
In-House Realty LLC is the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans, its clients, and its partner companies. Founded in November 2006, In-House Realty connects its clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states, chosen from a nationwide network of preferred agents. In-House Realty’s services are designed to help make the home buying and selling process smooth and easy. Find out more at www.inhouserealty.com.
About Quicken Loans Inc.
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and the 4th largest overall retail home lender in the United States. The company closed more than $25 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2009. Quicken Loans employs more than 3,000 full-time team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. Quicken Loans also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. Quicken Loans has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” seven consecutive years, ranking as high as #2. Quicken Loans has also been named in the top 15 of Computer World magazine’s “100 Best Places To Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans will be moving its headquarters and 1,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit in the summer of 2010. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit www.quickenloans.com.
About Rock Holdings Inc.
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and its One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings Inc. employs more than 3,500 team members and will be headquartered in downtown Detroit beginning in the summer of 2010.