Stewart Title® Aligns Houston Commercial Services

HOUSTON (June 9, 2014) – Stewart Title Commercial Services announced today it has aligned its Houston local and national commercial associates into one team to create a single point of contact for local, national and multi-national commercial transactions in the greater Houston area.  

"Integrating Houston’s commercial teams into one is consistent with our strategy to service our large local, national and multi-national business at the underwriting company level," said Matt Morris, CEO of Stewart. "We are fortunate to be able to merge two strong teams from the Houston market, and look forward to continuing to serve our customers with the combined expertise of these associates."

The Houston Commercial Services group joins experienced underwriters; knowledgeable escrow officers and closing coordinators; and a dynamic sales staff. Patrick Shields, senior vice president, underwriting counsel and manager, will oversee production and operations. Randy Elkins, previously senior vice president, counsel and manager for the Houston Division, will manage the combined sales team as senior vice president, sales manager.

"Stewart Title’s Houston division commercial associates are experts in complex transactions, but more importantly, they know the market and commercial customers here like no one else," said Glenn Clements, group president, direct operations. "Combining their knowledge and relationships with the broader resources of the nationally-focused team helps us create great sales momentum in Houston."

Stewart’s commercial customers will maintain their primary points of contact, who will service accounts with shared expertise from the expanded team.   

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