|A luncheon to honor the strategic alliance between Stewart Title and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB®) included (l-r) Stewart National Multicultural Markets Director Jose Menendez; NAREB's Renee Wilson; Houston Real Estate Association (HREA) Darryl Malloy, NAREB 2nd VP Vincent Wimbish; HREA's Keith Silas, Rose Dixon and Dolthus Derry Jr., NAREB President Clifford Turner; Stewart Chairman Malcolm Morris; and Stewart's Larry Bullock, Nelda Martinez and Alan Thompson.|
HOUSTON (Feb. 20, 2005) - To honor the strategic alliance forged in 2005 between Stewart Title and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB®) and to solidify relationships between the groups' national leadership, Stewart executives hosted a luncheon at their corporate office for NAREB President Clifford Turner and national and local NAREB leadership.
"I anticipate a successful 2006 as we strengthen our relationship with NAREB," said José Menéndez, vice president, national director of multicultural markets, Stewart Title. "I look forward to the coming events. The partnership between NAREB and Stewart will strive to increase homeownership opportunities for all."
Attendees discussed various initiatives between the groups, as well as Stewart Title's participation in the NAREB Mid-Winter Conference, being held Feb. 19-24 in Mobile, Ala. Alan Thompson, Stewart Title multicultural director for Florida, will present "Gaining the Competitive Edge." Larry Bullock, Stewart Title multicultural director for the mid-America region, and Stewart Title Alabama representative Michael Webber will present a session on HUD 203(k) and 203(H) programs for mortgage financing relating to loss mitigation and Gulf Coast recovery.
Assisting Gulf Coast residents who are victims of the 2005 hurricanes is a prime initiative of NAREB President Clifford Turner.
"Stewart is proud to help NAREB in their effort to spread the word about these HUD programs to advance the recovery of the Gulf Coast region," said Matthew Morris, senior vice president, Stewart Title.
In addition, Stewart Title continues to enhance the NAREB relationship by hosting seminars for NAREB members, including a recent Miami event where a presentation was made about Stewart products and services.
Stewart Title's multicultural markets division works closely with several trade associations to service the minority communities and increase homeownership opportunities. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewart Title 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 8,500 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, default management solutions, 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 www.stewart.com.