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Stewart Global Solutions Promotes Jill Urban-Karr to Executive Vice President

HOUSTON (Oct. 6, 2010) – Stewart Global Solutions, a division of PropertyInfo Corporation, a Stewart company, has announced the promotion of Jill Urban-Karr to executive vice president. Urban-Karr handles market development activities in Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe and brings more than 13 years experience to the position. She began her career at Stewart with Landata Geo Services, known today as Stewart Geo Technologies, Inc., and then joined the Stewart Global Solutions team.

Urban-Karr’s background includes extensive work in land registration, cadastre and real estate market modernization. Her efforts have been an integral part of multi-participant e-Government and land tenure/land administration projects for public and private sector throughout the world including: Costa Rica, Romania, Egypt, Madagascar, Benin, Bulgaria, Croatia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Belize, Bermuda and others.

Urban-Karr, a widely-recognized industry expert with numerous articles and presentations to her name, appeared last week as a panelist at the Global Land and Poverty Summit, held in Washington, D.C. The trade show, brought together world thought leaders and decision makers to create low-cost, practical solutions for healthy, sustainable societies, and was sponsored in part by Stewart Global Solutions.

"We are pleased to announce Jill’s promotion to executive vice president of Stewart Global Solutions," said Pat Vaden, CEO, PropertyInfo Corp. "Jill has been an integral part of building Stewart Global Solutions to the global leader that it is today for global land administration and modernization projects. Her business acumen, professional demeanor, and industry expertise establish her as not only a leader within our organization, but also within our marketplace."

Stewart Global Solutions is charged with pursuing global land administration and modernization projects. Working with industry-leading business partners, Stewart Global Solutions delivers comprehensive services and solutions that encompass all aspects of the implementation of transparent, equitable, reliable and accurate land records.

Stewart Global Solutions provides a wide range of offerings to countries to assist them in the modernization of their property rights processes and procedures including:

  • Development of land policy and regulatory frameworks
  • Conducting needs assessments and development of the subsequent strategic plans
  • Implementation of landfolio® software for an integrated registration/cadastre/taxation solution
  • Providing data collection, real estate asset inventory and aerial mapping services
  • Training and support for the users

About Stewart

Stewart Global Solutions is a division of PropertyInfo Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company. Stewart Title Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp.(NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout 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, subscribe to the Stewart blog at or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco.