Michael Birajiclian, Esq. Joins TitleVest as Managing Director of Business Development

New York, New York (PRWEB) March 9, 2009

TitleVest, a Manhattan-based provider of title insurance and related real estate services, announced today the hire of Michael Birajiclian, Esq. as Managing Director of Business Development.

Over the past decade, Birajiclian has closed more than $ 8 billion in real estate transactions in positions held at several leading investment banks including Bank of America, Nomura Credit & Capital and Morgan Stanley, and most recently as an attorney in private practice at Stark, Amron & Liner, LLP. In his new role as Managing Director of Business Development at TitleVest, he will leverage his vast industry experience and relationships to cultivate new sources of business for TitleVest.

During his tenure with the Bank of America, Birajiclian, a principal in the Real Estate Structured Finance Group, structured and closed in excess of $ 4 billion in conduit, leveraged finance and syndicated transactions; negotiated participation, intercreditor, pooling and servicing agreements and all related transfer documentation; and headed the deal team that closed Bank of America’s portion of the 2006 CMBS Deal of the Year: Toys ‘R Us.

At Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc., Birajiclian managed the loan closing department from the group’s inception and worked directly with program counsel in developing Nomura’s fixed rate, floating rate and large loan form documentation; closed and structured in excess of $ 3.2 billion of fixed and floating rate conduit loans; and negotiated mortgage loan purchase agreements with third-party correspondents to build origination volume.

In the Securitized Products Group at Morgan Stanley, Birajiclian worked closely with the trading desk, originating bankers and outside counsel concerning the proper structure of commercial mortgage and franchise mortgage loans.

In his most recent position at Stark, Amron & Liner, LLP, a New York City based real estate and structured finance practice, Birajiclian represented commercial banks and mezzanine funds on loan closings, preferred equity investments, participations, workouts, foreclosures and general commercial litigation proceedings; advised clients regarding distressed debt and workout situations for sub and nonperforming loans focusing on maximizing asset value; and drafted and negotiated all related loan documentation with a focus on client relationship management.

“I am thrilled to be joining the TitleVest team,” said Michael Birajiclian. “Through my many years as a banker and attorney on numerous large, institutional deals, I know the type of service expected and what it takes to get deals closed. I look forward to working with my extensive base of real estate professionals, as well as developing new relationships and providing them with the very best service in the title industry.”

“Michael is an excellent addition to our team,” said Bill Baron, President of TitleVest. “His extensive experience closing large commercial transactions along with his close relationships with many top industry professionals will help expand TitleVest’s business and reputation as one of the preeminent title insurance providers. We look forward to working with Michael and anticipate great results.”

A resident of Brooklyn, Birajiclian holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Vermont. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association (Oct. 1997), New York Bar Association (Oct. 1999), Real Estate Lenders Association and Mortgage Banker’s Association.

Michael can be reached at 212.757.5800 ext. 248 or mike (at) titlevest (dot) com

About TitleVest

The TitleVest family of companies consists of TitleVest Agency, Inc., 1031Vest, LLC, and Vest Insurance Brokerage, LLC:

TitleVest (TitleVest Agency, Inc.) is a leading provider of title insurance, cooperative apartment lien searches, and related real estate services. TitleVest is a policy issuing agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Insurance Company, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.

1031Vest (1031Vest, LLC) is a leading Qualified Intermediary for IRC Section 1031 Tax-deferred Exchanges. A proud member of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators, 1031Vest is fully bonded and insured.

InsureVest (InsureVest Brokerage, LLC) is a full-service property and casualty insurance brokerage offering a full line of business and personal insurance products from its network of the leading and highest-rated insurance carriers.

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Mary Lou has extensive corporate experience leading Investor Relations and Marketing for several large cap financial companies. Prior to joining Collingwood in September 2010, Mary Lou held several executive-level positions at Fannie Mae, including Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Vice President of MBS trading desk, and VP of Sales and Marketing in the Southwestern Region. Earlier in her career, Mary Lou was a Regional Director at PMI Mortgage Insurance Company.

Mary Lou’s specific areas of expertise include advising clients on ways to develop new business, expanding equity and debt ownership, creating transparent market disclosures, building high-performance marketing teams, and assisting executives on ways to communicate during financial, regulatory, and/or economic crises. She has an MBA in Business Management from University of Dallas and completed her undergraduate work at Villanova University.

Mary Lou has done a phenomenal job as Senior Vice President of The Collingwood Group, and we are delighted to appoint her as Managing Director to launch and oversee the companys new Investor Relations practice, and to continue to support the firms growing hedge fund/private equity advisory business, said Brian OReilly, President and Managing Director of The Collingwood Group. Her experience has been and will continue to be an invaluable asset to the organization which will further help our clients build their businesses, drive growth, and accelerate value creation.

The Collingwood Group (http://www.collingwoodllc.com) is a Washington, DC-based advisory firm focused on growing clients businesses, promoting revenue growth and increasing investment returns. The firm is led by Joe Murin, former President and CEO of Ginnie Mae, and Brian Montgomery, former Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner. Both played major roles in the federal governments efforts to address the nations financial crisis and restore stability and liquidity to financial markets. The firms expertise spans all aspects of Agency, non-Agency and FHA/VA housing financing programs; Ginnie Mae securitization activities; domestic and international secondary market activities and issues; primary and special servicing; full asset lifecycle vendor and talent management; and all elements of portfolio acquisition, property management and asset disposition.


Debbie Kaufmann The Collingwood Group


Phone – 202.626.9724

Mobile 301.252.3582

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Tom Cronin Joins The Collingwood Group as Managing Director

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Cronin has more than 35 years of mortgage industry experience. Most recently, he served as Senior Managing Director of Clayton Holdings, Inc., responsible for the areas of industry, corporate and government relations.