Stewart Title Ltd. issues title insurance policies for a EUR 90 million commercial portfolio transaction in Poland

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A fund co-advised by AEW Europe and Tristan Capital Partners acquired the portfolio of five warehouses and distribution centers from Panattoni Europe and Standard Life Investments

LONDON (June 29, 2010) – Stewart Title Ltd., the underwriter for UK, European, Australian and New Zealand transactions for Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE-STC), issued the title insurance policies for AEW Europe’s and Tristan Capital Partners’ acquisition of a portfolio of five warehouses and distribution centers located in Poland.

“As the chosen title insurer for AEW Europe and Tristan Capital Partners, we are extremely proud to have safeguarded this portfolio transaction,” said Steven M. Lessack, chief executive officer, Stewart Title Ltd. “Stewart Title specializes in indemnifying the risk involved in acquiring commercial real estate so that our clients can focus on managing their investment portfolios with security and peace of mind.”

Built between 2007 and 2009, the warehouses are located across Poland, in Lodz, Poznan and Pruszkow. The warehouses are more than 170,000 square meters combined and are multi-let to more than 18 separate tenants with 100 percent occupancy. The total amount insured in this transaction exceeded EUR 90 million. Salans’ Global Real Estate Group acted for AEW Europe on the acquisition. 

“By working in cooperation with Stewart Title, Salans was able to assist our client by facilitating a large multi-property investment transaction in record time while simultaneously, obtaining substantial protection for our mutual client,” commented Evan Lazar, co-chairman of Salans' Global Real Estate Group. “Our good working relationship with title insurers such as Stewart is another way in which we can add value for our clients." 

To reduce risk and improve efficiency in residential and commercial conveyancing and re-mortgage transactions, Stewart Title also offers a full range of legal indemnity products to solicitors, lenders and property owners including a gap policy, single risk indemnity policies and escrow services. 

Stewart Title Ltd. is a title insurance leader with more than EUR nine billion in transactions underwritten over the last five years throughout Europe. The company specializes in cross-border transactions and solving market-specific issues with local expertise and customized underwriting. Stewart Title has regulatory approval to underwrite across the European Union.

Stewart Title Ltd.’s Poland office is located at Saski Point, ul. Marszalkowska 111, 00-102 Warsaw; tel: +48 225 285 070; email: tk@stewart.com; and web: www.stewarttitlelimited.com.

About Stewart Title Ltd.
Stewart Title Ltd. is a title insurance company regulated by the Financial Services Authority and registered in England and Wales under number 2770166. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Stewart Title Ltd. is the primary underwriter of UK, European, Australian and New Zealand transactions. The company’s operations are headquartered in London with offices throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Stewart Title Ltd. delivers a host of legal indemnity products, streamlining the conveyancing and closing process and helping solicitors creatively overcome difficult title situations. More information can be found at http://www.stewarttitlelimited.com.

About Stewart
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is 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 http://www.stewart.com. Subscribe to the Stewart blog at http://blog.stewart.com or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco.

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