With exceptional in-house underwriting capability, as well as support from the largest national underwriters, we’ll assist you in finding the right solutions for your complex transactions.
Thomas Title & Escrow was founded in 2006 by Frank W. Busch III. At the turn of the century, the commercial title and escrow industry was dominated by a handful of large companies. Busch, who was a banking and real estate attorney at the time, had experienced first-hand the deficiencies and poor quality of service from these companies.
After years of working with these businesses, Busch realized that their product had little variance—it was an untapped level of service that would ultimately disrupt the industry. Busch was inspired to create Thomas Title & Escrow—a title and escrow agency that is underwritten by the largest industry insurers, yet still runs like a specialized boutique that provides the highest level of service. Starting out with a singular focus on the commercial sector, the firm was poised to efficiently handle the complexities that often arise with larger, more sophisticated transactions.
While many firms closed during the real estate crash of 2008, our firm proved our creativity and agility and not only survived—we thrived. Thomas Title & Escrow became the go-to firm for attorneys, bankers and investors in commercial foreclosure and distress situations across the Southwest U.S. By 2011, Thomas Title & Escrow was named one of the fastest growing companies in the Inc. 500/5000 list and in 2012, the firm opened an office in Dallas, Texas.
After the pandemic of 2020, we looked to continue our growth nationally. In June 2021, we became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC), which is the parent company of Stewart Title Company. Stewart was founded in 1893 and is one of the largest title insurance companies in the world.
Today, Thomas Title & Escrow continues to provide a diverse array of services solutions for both commercial and residential real estate transactions, with a large parent company to support its growth.
THE ADVANTAGE OF USING A TRUSTED AGENCY
As an agency, we have the ability to steer each transaction to the best title insurance underwriter for optimal results.
THE THOMAS ADVANTAGE
Thomas Title & Escrow is a commercial-focused agency with long-standing affiliations to the largest and most respected title underwriters in the U.S. We are one of only a few national agencies underwritten by Stewart Title Guaranty Company, First American Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.
Our underwriting authority is among the highest of any title agent, which enables us to efficiently insure high liability transactions on a local and national level. We have national underwriting authority from our underwriter partners, allowing us to work quickly, make our own risk decisions and control the title process. Our array of underwriters, allows us to select the best title solution for a transaction —allowing maximum underwriting flexibility often at a lower cost than our competitors.