Stewart Adds Staff to Meet Growing Demands of Commercial Services in California and Washington State

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stewart Title recently announced the expansion of its Commercial Services in California and Washington. To support this expansion and meet the growing demand in the Western U.S., Stewart is adding industry veterans to its existing experienced team.

Warren Samek - As Senior Vice President and Commercial Services Regional Manager for the Northwestern Region, Warren brings with him 20 years of in-depth knowledge of technology, business process consulting, business valuation models and business development experience at the executive level.

Marion Aaron – Marion is a licensed attorney with 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Stewart as a Vice President and Commercial Services Manager for San Francisco, she was a partner at the law firm Berding & Weil, where she represented non-profit mutual benefit corporations and property owners in real estate transactions and corporate governance.

Peter Johndrow – Peter is a licensed Washington state real estate broker with 23 years of real estate experience, ranging from title and escrow to underwriting and branch management, and will continue to serve as Vice President and Commercial Services Manager for Seattle.

Rich Blumenthal – Rich previously served as Commercial Services Manager and Senior Underwriting Counsel for San Francisco, and will now focus his talents exclusively on underwriting to support clients for San Francisco. He brings more than 40 years of industry legal experience and is a recognized expert in tax-exempt bond financing transactions involving governmental entities, energy-related transactions, and office building and shopping center financing.

Shawn Elpel – As Senior Vice President and Western Regional Senior Underwriting Counsel, Shawn will support Commercial Services offices in the Western United States by providing commercial underwriting support on numerous multi-site, high liability transactions across the U.S. He has more than 25 years of legal and real estate experience, and is a frequent presenter and lecturer for continuing legal education and real estate seminars, and is certified by the Washington Department of Real Estate to teach a wide variety of real estate-related topics.

Commercial Services provides title and escrow services to local, regional and national commercial clients for complex single site and multi-site transactions through its offices strategically located in key markets across the U.S. Stewart Title Commercial Services continues to add dedicated offices with the goal of meeting the growing demand for experienced and knowledgeable commercial service providers.

About Stewart

Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC) is a global real estate services company, offering products and services through our direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers™ and family of companies. From residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry, we offer the comprehensive service, deep expertise and solutions our customers need for any real estate transaction. At Stewart, we believe in building strong relationships – and these partnerships are the cornerstone of every closing, every transaction and every deal. Stewart. Real partners. Real possibilities.™ More information is available at stewart.com, subscribe to the Stewart blog at blog.stewart.com, or follow Stewart on Twitter® @stewarttitleco.

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