Stewart Title Opens Escrow Office in Presidio Center
New Escrow Team to Service the San Francisco Region
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 -- Stewart Title of California, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Co. and Stewart
Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC), announces the hiring of Nancy
Germain, Olivia Lopez, Christine Collins and Laura Duffy in Stewart's San
Francisco office at the Presidio Center. This team will be responsible for
processing both refinance and resale escrows and will provide customer
service to clients.
Germain is uniquely qualified to be the Senior Escrow Officer and
Presidio Team Manager. In the past 28 years, Germain honed her skills at
leading title and mortgage companies such as Fidelity, Ticor, SAFECO,
Transamerica and Sutter Mortgage. During this tenure, she learned all
aspects of the industry and is comfortable working with every type of
escrow. However, Germain's expertise lies in co-ops, apartment buildings
Lopez began doing escrow in her hometown of Saratoga 34 years ago.
Since then, Lopez has gained experience in all types of escrow while
working for First American, and also as an independent contractor for
Fidelity. Lopez now looks forward to serving San Francisco as an Escrow
Officer with the Presidio Center team. Having experienced all sides of the
industry, she now favors residential and commercial construction.
Collins brings 31 years of title and escrow experience to her position
as Escrow Officer for this team. Before joining Stewart, Collins spent 17
years in escrow at First American's West Portal office, in addition to
several other leading title companies. Although Collins' background is
primarily in residential sales and refinance escrows, she is also
experienced in commercial escrows.
A 2004 graduate of Sonoma State University, Duffy is excited to help
people achieve their dreams of owning property. Her experience as an office
manager in a rapidly expanding fashion design company has given Duffy the
organizational and communication skills needed to be the Team
Administrative Assistant. She is also the Real Estate Liaison, assisting
real estate professionals with their research and farming needs.
"We're excited about the new opportunities that are available with the
opening of this Presidio office," said Michael Patricio, Stewart Title of
California, San Francisco. "Each woman brings unique talents and
experiences to her position, which not only benefits Stewart but also the
San Francisco real estate community."
Stewart Title of California is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart
Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC), a technology driven, strategically
competitive, real estate information and transaction management company.
Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required
for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than
8,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and
international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services,
automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic
information systems, property information reports, flood certificates,
document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred
exchanges. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com .