First American Exchange's Julie Baird Named to "Top 20 Under 40" By CREW


November 16, 2009, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Exchange Company, LLC, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, announced today that Julie Baird was recently named to the “Top 20 Under 40” by the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network. The award, which honors the top 20 women in commercial real estate, was presented during the 2009 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace held in Boston in October.

Recipients were selected from among 120 nominees across North America based on their established success in the field, commitment to the industry and demonstrated leadership.

“I feel very honored and humbled to be recognized along with such an impressive group of women,” stated Baird after accepting her award. “I am proud to work for a company and with people who support my career, give me the ability to grow and make decisions and also provide the resources to help me along the way. The CREW Network is one of those resources, and I am very fortunate to work with professionals associated with CREW on a regular basis.”

Baird, who serves as national counsel for First American Exchange, currently oversees the Northern California Reverse Exchange Department. Prior to joining First American in 2006, she was in private practice in San Francisco. Baird received her juris doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and her B.B.A. from the University of San Diego.

About the CREW Network

The mission of the CREW Network is to advance the success of women in commercial real estate by bringing more women into the industry, showcasing member successes and serving as a key resource to its members and the industry. The CREW Network, which represents all disciplines of commercial real estate, is comprised of more than 8,000 commercial real estate professionals in 67 chapters across North America.

About First American Exchange Company

A wholly owned subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company, First American Exchange Company is a leading national provider of 1031 exchange intermediary services. It handles forward, reverse, build-to-suit and personal property exchanges. These transactions permit investors to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of certain types of business or investment property, including both real estate and personal property. For more information about First American Exchange, go to www.firstexchange.com.

About First American Title Insurance Company

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

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